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The value of things in our lives

This step delves deeper into object handling for people living with dementia. In this video you will be introduced to a research project that has been developed around object handling, …

The Lived Experience: Kate and John

In this account Kate, who is the wife and carer of John (who lives with dementia) provides an insight into how the arts continue to impact on their journey through …

Dementia and learning

Isabelle Adams introduces the Singing With Friends choir. The video demonstrates not only how the group provides a regular opportunity for people living with dementia and their friends and family …

Arts & Health in the UK: A National Overview

Watch Lord Howarth of Newport (All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing) and Arti Prashar (Spare Tyre) discuss the wider implications of incorporating arts-based practices into the general …

The Lived Experience: Keith & Rose

Watch Rose and Keith as they describe how arts-based practices have taken on an increasingly bigger role in their lives since Keith’s diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a language-based …

Inspiring the arts

Susanna Howard explains how the experience of dementia can inspire various artistic practices – including the work of young people and students. This step demonstrates how the lived experience of …

Inspiring the artist

Written by Shazea Quraishi, Poet and Living Words artist This account provides an insight into the artist’s perspective of what they have learned working with people living with a dementia. …

Inspiring ways of working

In this video Barbara Stephens (Dementia Pathfinders) and Susanna Howard (Living Words) focus on the importance of working with people with dementia, as opposed to seeing arts-based activities as something …