Dancing with Dementia

“If you bring joy to someone living with dementia and you warm their heart, that feeling can live on for them for three whole days”. Claire Kerrigan, Q&A Grandma Remember Me That really stuck with me, and I knew as an organisation we could give rise to these feelings through creative dance. I had experience of working through dance in care settings and had made a conscious choice, when my aunty was diagnosed with dementia, to invite those living with dementia into our intergenerational classes. However, we had yet to hold a class specifically for those living with dementia until September 2019. If we did offer classes to those living with dementia, I also wanted to ensure that the carer or l

Chrissie's reflections of our Social Dis-Dancing Day 30 April 2020

Hello everyone, Firstly, I hope you are all well and managing to stay happy and healthy during these times. Following last week's DNA Social Dis-dancing day, I would like to share my thoughts and comments about the day with you all. It was wonderful to see the DNA team all in one place - due to the nature of our work, it is rare we are able to all see one another in the same space. Since the get together, the team are in discussion about meeting weekly or biweekly, which can continue until the Autumn and could potentially be a tool in which the team regularly check in once we are in the live space again. Thank you for your time, thoughts, comments and feedback - we are looking forward to see

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