The Dance of Life: Biodanza Life-Centred Dance/Movement for dementia

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The University of Derby's Arts-based Research in Dementia (ARD) cluster invite you to attend another exciting seminar in their series of arts-based and creative approaches to dementia care.

'The Dance of Life: Biodanza Life-Centred Dance/Movement for people with dementia living in residential care homes’ with Paula Jardim.

"I will guide you through a sequence of dance-movement exercises aimed at giving you an insight into the manifold benefits of biocentric dance to people living with dementia. In particular, how encouraging physical movement may help to maintain physical functioning; how inviting non-verbal self-expression may strengthen the sense of identity and personhood; and how sensory/touch exercises may help to reduce anxiety, stay in touch with reality, reduce the sense of isolation, and meet the universal need for affection and validation. In addition, recognising the difficulties that carers and care workers may face, how it can offer a way to interact and to increase quality of life. Afterwards there will be time for a short presentation followed by group discussion.”

Paula Jardim became involved in community arts in 1996, first specialising in music and later in biocentric dance. As regards dementia, Paula has delivered sessions in over 50 care homes and 10 day-centres in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, most of which on behalf of Alive Activities. Paula joins us for the third in our 2019/2020 series of seminars which open dialogue on the importance of meaningful activities for those with dementia and their carers.

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.



Find out more about Paula Jardim and Biodanza Life-Centred Dance

https://lifecentredmovement.weebly.com/

Photography: Rolando Toro Araneda, the creator of the Biodanza system

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