Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Living Well with Dementia Through the Arts Conference

Connecting Learners and Cartrefi Cymru are delighted to announce they delivered a fantastic presentation at the Living Well with Dementia Through the Arts Conference at Bangor University on 21/4/15.

The day was attended by nearly 100 delegates, including neurodegenerative professors, academic researchers, arts practitioners and colleagues from the care sector.

Morwenna, Hilary, Bridget and Hayley were on hand to demonstrate their new Creative Wellbeing and Memory Boxes and talk to delegates about the brilliant work which Cartrefi Cymru and Connecting Learners do together.

Following presentations by Professor Bob Woods, Age Cymru and the Dementia Services Development Centre, Bridget, Hilary and Mo took to the stage to discuss their new half-day awareness courses. During their presentation they talked about the importance of meaningful activities for people living with dementia, as well as sharing some of their personal experiences and running creative writing and music-making activities.

During his summing up of the conference, Professor Bob Woods said, ‘If there’s one thing I will take away from today, it’s Morwenna’s story of the positive effect reminiscence has had on her father’s dementia.’  

Well done to everyone involved, it was a wonderful day which showcased Connecting Learners and Staff Development’s fantastic work!