Play is the highest form of research: How Einstein’s quote inspired me!

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The University of Derby's Arts-based Research in Dementia (ARD) cluster invite you to the first of a brand new series of seminars on arts-based and creative approaches to dementia care.

'Play is the highest form of research: How Einstein’s quote inspired me!’ with Laura Templeton, co-originator of ‘Call to Mind’ a communication board game designed to combat boredom & agitation in people with dementia.

“The importance of play in adults is often overlooked. Play is a non-threatening way to communicate and bring different generations together. I want to show how dementia care can be vastly improved for both those with the syndrome, their family and carers by playing a specially designed and thoroughly researched board game”

Laura Templeton has worked for over twenty years in Medical Illustration and Design both in the NHS and in the commercial world. She has designed a number of games as teaching aids and realised how easy it is for people to relax and talk openly, when playing a game. She is co-originator, alongside Occupational Therapist Angela Newton, and they have worked on the ‘Call to Mind’ project for a number of years, re-designing through lots of consultation and trialling. Laura will be presenting her findings and offering a demonstration of ‘Call to Mind’ at what promises to be a playful and engaging start to our 2019/2020 series.

Tickets for this seminar are FREE but booking is essential. Please click to REGISTER for this seminar.

For more information on this seminar or ARD, please contact: researchcentre-hsc@derby.ac.uk.

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