CREATIVITY IN DEMENTIA CARE

Give someone your undivided respectful attention and you open up the way for trust.

Trust is the base on which relationship is built.

From this foundation two people can embark on an adventure of discovery.

There is no helper there is no one ‘being helped’. Both give, both receive. There is active ‘doing’ and there are moments of silence, of just being. You may be invited to enter their world where imagination and chaos reign.

Accept the invitation, learn to navigate fountains of tumbling words as well as silence. Stretch your fantasy to embrace what is happening in the moment. Find a pattern underneath the surface. There is emotion, song and colour here. Meet someone. Let them see you. There is certainly sadness here where dementia lives, but there can be magic as well- in that moment where hearts meet and understand…. beyond words.