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Compassion, Creativity & Growth: Framing Arts & Dementia Practice

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York St John University

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Lord Mayor's Walk

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YO31 7EX

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A day-long seminar for carers, activity co-ordinators, care-staff, volunteers & artists, dancers, poets and writers, dramatists, musicians and others all working with or interested in working with people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

“Flexibility, adaptability, courage, spontaneity, listening, generosity, acceptance…are characteristics of an excellent caregiver. They are also qualities of an excellent improvisational performer” Karen Stobbe, USA

The day is inspired by the quote above from actor and improviser Karen and aims to raise the profile and importance of how the best practices in arts-based approaches foster compassion, creativity and growth. They do this by skilfully weaving together the skills of improvisational performers, saying “yes”, being in the moment, accepting and celebrating the person for who they are now and who they are becoming, looking for and finding ‘flow’, and fostering the ability to play with language, poetry, movement, music, dance, song, reminiscence and the visual arts (shadow puppetry).

Aims:

  1. Help raise awareness and foster more improvisational multi arts-based approaches in dementia care and Parkinson’s
  2. Explore the relationship between play, improvisation and ‘flow’ states in fostering compassion, creativity and growth in the care of people with dementia and Parkinson’s.
  3. Use a ‘person-attuned communication’ framework within a context of values-based person-centred care to help guide and support the development of rapport.
  4. Have a ‘World Café’ http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/world-cafe-method/ approach at the end of the day, to help answer some questions and help create a ‘Community of Practice’ in the north in relation to arts and the neuro-degenerative condition. How are we going to move forward and how might we keep in touch for those that want to?

Learning Outcomes:

  1. You will learn about the importance of developing rapport in your work and approach through an introduction to ‘person attuned communication’.
  2. You will experience the art forms of music, dance, poetry and visual arts (shadow puppetry).
  3. You will learn about the importance of developing compassion, creativity and growth in your work.
  4. You will learn some of the basic principles associated with improvisation and improvisatory practices in the arts and their importance in healthcare as previously described above.
  5. You will learn about some of the differences and similarities in using movement, dance and music with people with neuro-degenerative conditions.
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Lord Mayor's Walk

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