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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Living Words: Dementia Art Resource

Living Words is an artistic program, based in the UK, creating art and poetry from the words of Dementia patients.  It aims to empower creative communication between people living with Dementia and those who are not, as well as work with family caregivers and staff at Personal Care Homes to improve patient wellbeing.

The Dementia Treatment Program connects a Dementia Patient with a volunteer, who actively listens to the patient and writes down every word spoken.  The volunteer then turns these words into poetry and stories that can be printed and given back to the patient and their families.  The booklet can also be used by Long-Term Care staff to create a greater personal bond with the patient. 

For more information on Living Words, please visit their website.

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