Hospice UK and Sharing Stories for Well Being are running a masterclass on April 22nd 2015, at the at the London offices of Hospice UK, which may be of interest to care home activity organisers. This session introduces the techniques at the heart of a low-cost programme which aims to enhance the wellbeing of care home residents. Cost-effective work of this nature has been shown to increase self-confidence and enhance wellbeing among people living in care homes.
“The workshops are led by Miranda Quinney, professional storyteller and biographer, and facilitated by Doreen Pattenson, senior social worker at Peace Hospice Care. The value of their work was acknowledged in 2014 when they were finalists for the Ken Holt Storytelling Award at the National Dementia Care Awards”.
Story sharing for wellbeing in end of life care. [Online]: Hospice UK, March 2015.
The RADIQL Study: Reminiscence Arts and Dementia, Impact on Quality of Life
Possibly also of incidental interest, a three-year programme run by Age Exchange, and funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, evaluated the benefits of a reminiscence arts programme for people with dementia. This involved a partnership programme between Age Exchange, Alzheimer’s Lambeth and Southwark, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Cole, L. [and] Keating, F. (2015). Reminiscence arts and dementia care: impact on quality of life, 2012-2015. An interim report of the evaluation. London: Royal Holloway / University of London, [December 2014] January 6th 2015.