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Story 2 Remember

Using drama and storytelling in dementia care

Story 2 Remember

The ‘Story 2 Remember’ project is using an innovative methodology, based on creative drama and storytelling, to create a training program to be used by health and social care professionals in care settings, with people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Story 2 Remember team aims to create a toolkit to help improve communication between family carers and people with Alzheimer's disease, using role plays and storytelling and a public policy document for creating dementia-friendly communities and institutions.

The project has been co-funded the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme. It will be piloted in four European countries: Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom. The partner organisations are:

  • The Romanian Alzheimer Society,
  • Habilitas – Center for Resources and Professional Training,
  • Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland,
  • Alzheimer Bulgaria Association, Alzheimer Hellas – The Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders,
  • Bournemouth University.

Together, the project partners have created the following materials which can be found on the Story2Remember website:

  • A booklet, entitled "Life in a story: Creative arts and storytelling use for Alzheimer Disease patients’ and carers’ support in UK, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria."
  • A handbook using drama and storytelling, targeting health and social care professionals to help them deliver better support for older people with Alzheimer's Disease.

The team are currently working on the following materials:

  • A toolkit for family carers – improving communication between family carers and persons diagnosed with dementia, through role-play and storytelling.
  • Policy recommendation for creating dementia-friendly communities/institutions in terms of raising awareness and integrating tools as creative arts in the care of people with Alzheimer's Disease.

For more information, contact Danielle Wyman: wymand@bournemouth.ac.uk or please visit the Story 2 Remember website or Facebook page.

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