Playful care: what lies beyond the red nose

Playful care: what lies beyond the red nose

Michael Balfour, Kirsty Martin, Julie Dunn, Wendy Moyle, Marie Cooke and Judy Wollin discuss their work with Playful Engagement, an award-winning arts and health program for people in the mid- to advanced stages of dementia. Playful Engagement is an award-winning Australian arts and health partnership that seeks to affirm and celebrate personal identity, boost confidence…

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Using one-page profiles to create care plans

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The freedom to imagine

The freedom to imagine

Susan Shortridge describes a creative storytelling program that allows people with dementia to communicate in imaginative ways Creating an environment in which people with dementia are invited to express themselves imaginatively, without judgment, reflects an important aspect of the person-centred care approach to health and well-being. The process of creative engagement can allow people with…