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Reminiscence and Dementia 1

Delivered by Age Exchange. Thursday 11 April 10.30 - 15:30

  • Ended
  • Mercury

Service Description

This Age Exchange training session will include: Understanding Reminiscence Understanding dementia Examples of Age Exchange’s work in this field Best practice: communicating effectively with people living with dementia Best practice: Tips on how to run a group or one to one session The training will be largely participatory, with discussion, small group activities and practical exercises. About Your Age Exchange trainer: Zoe Gilmour Zoe Gilmour is a London-based trainer with a varied arts practice which includes more than a decade of reminiscence arts delivery and training for Age Exchange. Zoe works with people of all ages and abilities in arts, community and health settings, with a particular focus on people living with all stages of dementia. Most recently for Age Exchange she has co-designed and delivered creative activities training for care home staff, and helped to produce a resource pack of activities for use in supported living environments. Past projects for Age Exchange include sensory work for the RADIQL programme, and a year of on-ward training leading to the co-development of activity resources for South London and Maudsley NHS staff, with Age Exchange colleague Melanie Jones. In addition to her Age Exchange work, Zoe regularly delivers Cognitive Stimulation Therapy courses for people recently diagnosed with dementia at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in partnership with Resonate Arts and the Memory Service. She has also run training for the V&A guides who lead the dementia-friendly ‘Closer Look’ tours. This year she has delivered bespoke training for artist-facilitators in Upswing Aerial’s ‘Homemade Circus’ working in care homes, and for Protein Dance's ‘Embrace' programme

Contact Details

  • Mercury Theatre, Colchester, UK


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