Theatre Company Spare Tyre’s programme for people with dementia

Theatre Company Spare Tyre has developed an innovative programme to reach out to dementia sufferers, using multi-media to create an experience of the senses.  The programme, which will tour around residential homes and centres throughout 2011, consists of hour-long interactive storytelling sessions delivered by Spare Tyre artists and the participants will be actively involved.

The programme was tested late last year and showed that participants who were previously disconcerted or withdrawn became relaxed and happy.  Individuals who struggled with communicating were able to narrate through lighting, objects, sound and words. Alistair Addison, Head of Activities at Nightingale House said the programme, ‘reaches the often forgotten residents – the frailest older people with dementia.’

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Originally posted: April 4th, 2011


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