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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 aim to create the following materials:

  • 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 training programme using theatre and storytelling, targeting health and social care professionals to help them deliver better support for older people with Alzheimer's Disease.
  • 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@borunemouth.ac.uk or please visit the Story 2 Remember website or Facebook page.

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