Creativity in Elder Care – Association for Dementia Studies event

The Association for Dementia Studies invites you to come and join us for… ‘Creativity in Elder Care’ on 22 September 2016 here at the University of Worcester (room to be confirmed) from 14:00 to 16:00 (registration and tea/coffee and biscuits from 13:30).  

Free to Worcester University Students and staff – please register here.

Please join USA poet practitioner Gary Glazner, who is renowned for his work focusing on poetry with people who have dementia, for a special event focusing on the use of creativity with older people. This fun, high-energy workshop draws on a unique blend of language, humour, touch and movement therapies. This workshop builds communication skills and helps increase the ability to connect with people living with memory loss.

Gary Glazner is the founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, (APP). Numerous popular US media outlets (e.g. NBC, PBS, and NPR) have featured segments on Gary’s work. Gary is the author of 5 books including, Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care, 2014, Health Professionals Press. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-july-dec13-poetry_09-12/

“During my Winston Churchill Fellowship exploring the value of the arts for people living with dementia, I was fortunate to have spent time with the poet Gary Glazner. The success of Gary’s Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is in no doubt due to the methods that Gary has developed. His skills as a poet coupled with a flair for dramatic expression means that Gary brings the poems to life in a highly expressive way. Gary creates a space where participants can freely express themselves, where their inputs are valued and where barriers to communication are overcome. His ability to create beautiful poetry while staying true to the voice of each participant, was an impressive skill, highlighting the importance of skilled facilitation and the effectiveness of his methods.” – Amy Veale, TAnDem PhD student, University of Worcester

Target audience

This 2-hour seminar/workshop will provide insight and practical information for creative arts practitioners, staff members, and people generally interested in learning more about use of the creative arts with older people.

For more information please contact: Mike Watts: email: m.watts@worc.ac.uk

Gary Glazner flyer

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