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Creating common ground through multisensory arts practices

Arti Prashar describes how multi-sensory arts practices can engage people on deeply emotional levels and create common ground for people with dementia

Arti Prashar (Artistic Director and CEO, Spare Tyre) describes how multi-sensory arts-based practices can engage people on a deeply emotional level and can create opportunities for creating common ground with people living with dementia.

Watch as Arti provides examples of non-verbal moments of connection that have arisen out of the multi-sensory participatory practices that she has created for people living with dementia, and explains the importance of moving away from the practice of giving experiences to people with dementia, putting the emphasis instead on making them feel useful and active again.

CREDITS We would like to Spare Tyre for providing supplementary footage for this video: * ‘The Garden’ – Victor Rios / Spare Tyre * ‘Once Upon a Time’ – Josh Grigg / Spare Tyre.
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