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The value of professional artists

Susanna Howard and Elly Wilson Wickenden highlight the role that professional artists have in arts-based practices for people with dementia.

Susanna Howard (Living Words) and Elly Wilson Wickenden (Creative Arts East) highlight the pivotal role that professional artists can have in arts-based practices for people living with dementia.

Hear as they explain how artists sometimes possess a unique set of skills that facilitate those that they work with to express themselves, without creating a sense of being wrong – which is often liberating for those living with dementia.

Note from Moderator: This step it isn’t here to discourage anyone from giving creative and artistic activities a try and the video often brings up plenty of healthy discussion about whether you need to be a professional artist to bring these valuable skill sets. What do you think?

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Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

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