Section: Care & Support

The power of drama, music and dance in helping people with dementia

Posted 03.10.17
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The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) and older people's charity, Anchor, have launched a new report that recommends the innovative use of drama, music and dance in care homes to help people living with dementia.

'Experiences of Being' details the use of drama, music and dance in 17 care homes across Surrey run by Anchor. The report shows the positive effect it has, particularly for those living with dementia, the biggest cause of death in the UK.

The study, funded by the Beth Johnson Foundation, found that creative activities can soothe and stimulate at the same time, bring back memories from the past, and help to engage underused but still active areas of the brain.

The above link provides access to download the report.

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