Dunhill Medical Trust funded a three year long project to develop creative work with those with dementia. During the three years a team of artists worked in nine care home settings in the South Yorkshire region. The aim was to enhance the well being and quality of life of the residents, seeing past the dementia and engaging with the person as a unique individual, using arts activities including singing, movement and different types of visual art. A booklet has been produced summarizing the development of the project and its findings.
For further information please contact: Cath Smart on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07776 230 045
See also http://understandingarts.co.uk/ an organisation, led by former artists associated with Action Space Mobile whose aim is to "investigate the importance of mindfulness, intensive interaction and socially engaged arts practice in mental health, dementia and learning disability care by collaborating with care settings to deliver training, mentoring and socially engaged arts projects."