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LWDP Burnley Slides

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LWDP Burnley Slides

  1. 1. Bringing Stories to Life Imagination, creativity and dementia Burnley, 4th December 2013
  2. 2. General Housekeeping   9.30am – 11.05am – Session One  11.05am – 11.25pm – BREAK  11.25pm – 12.30pm – Session Two  12.30pm – 1.15pm – LUNCH  1.15pm – 2.35pm – Session Three  2.35pm – 2.55pm – BREAK  2.55pm – 4.00pm – Session Four
  3. 3. Warm Up
  4. 4. Aims for today   Increased understanding on the context of arts and creativity for people with dementia   Increased understanding of creative storytelling and play and the benefits that it can have for people with dementia   To give confidence and knowledge in the foundation techniques around creative storytelling and play   To think about how these and similar creative techniques can be built integrated into individual practice and work with people with dementia.   To develop foundation knowledge of how to plan and deliver a creative storytelling and play intervention / workshop.
  5. 5. Group Introductions   What do you hope to achieve from today’s training?   What are your personal goals and aspirations from today’s session?   What are you aspirations?
  6. 6. Word Soup
  7. 7. Celebrity Spotter
  8. 8. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia can include   Memory loss  Confusion  Difficulty in finding words  Difficulty in visual focus, recognition  Hallucinations  Depression  Inhibition  Aggression
  9. 9. Imagination, Creativity and Dementia   Dementia as a process of cognitive decline   Progressive and unpredictable BUT the order in which it happens IS more predictable   We now know that the creative and imaginative parts of the brain retain function for the longest within this decline
  10. 10. What does this mean for older people?   People with Alzheimer’s and dementia may discover a creative clarity that they did not previously have   OR an increased awareness of existing creativity   This means that creativity and imagination can be a very effective way to connect with people with Alzhiemer’s and dementia.   Even those with very severe cognitive impairment
  11. 11. Creativity and imagination can…   Help us connect more closely with the older people that we work with   Help us build shared experiences and narratives   Help older people express how they are feeling and what they want   Help reveal the individual   Gladys and Naomi
  12. 12. “I think I may be beginning to disappear” Away From Her Clip
  13. 13. Introduction to Storybox   Collaborative storytelling for groups and individuals   Originally developed at the Library Theatre Company in Manchester in 2005 – now used in a variety of different settings with older people with Alzheimer’s and dementia   Multi-sensory – many access points   Based on imagination NOT memory   Participant led   FUN!
  14. 14. First Response   What is your immediate reaction?   What did you like?   Which bits do you think would work particularly well for you?   Storybox FIlm
  15. 15. Creating a Storybox   THEME   Sight   Hearing   Smell   Touch   Taste
  16. 16. Tips to using creative tools   Find themes and stimulus that work for you and the older people you support.   Group work is better in circles   Working with groups try to work in pairs   An activity can be as long or as short as works for you   Use the familiar as a way in   Never say no. ALWAYS say yes!   Find ways to record and share what you have done   Have fun – this is about you as well as the older people you work with.   You are already a creative person! This is to help your creativity and not hinder it
  17. 17. Planning Template   Who is the session for?   Time of day   Location   One off or regular session?   Drop in or planned session?   What is the aim?
  18. 18. Planning Template #2   Warm up   Focus activity   Main Activities   Warm Down   Sharing
  19. 19. Case Studies   What is the context?   What is the challenge?   How can you resolve the challenge?
  20. 20. Thank You!   www.smallthings.org.uk   info@smallthings.org.uk   Join our online network to keep engaged and inspired.

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