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This page collects together all the case studies that were submitted as part of the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 and which share dementia as a common theme.


A PDF summary of all the dementia-based case studies from the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 can be found here

Please click on the the links below to access the full case studies.


Grandma Remember Me? (Az2B Theatre Company)
A play which demonstrates the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on the family.

Arts and Minds at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Creative opportunities for isolated people living with mild to moderate dementia and their carers making extensive use of arts and heritage collections.

Dementia Notes (Coda Music Trust)

Coda Music Trust activities programme addressing the well-being of older people in care in Bournemouth and Poole. 

Musica workshops in care settings (Musica)
Using music to enhance the wellbeing of older adults in care settings, particularly those living with dementia. 

The BUDI Orchestra  (Bournemouth University Dementia Institute & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
Evaluation of a music-based initiative for people with dementia and their carers 

Dementia Care and the Arts (Yeovil District Hospital)
Work going on in Yeovil District Hospital to improve the acute care environment for people experiencing dementia.

Redlynch Ward - setting the standard for dementia friendly environments
(ArtCare, Salisbury District Hospital)
Newly refurbished ward has measurably reduced patients' anxiety and confusion whilst encouraging social interaction.

mindSCAPE (Cinderford Artspace)
Fortnightly creative workshops offering access to the countryside aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of people living with dementia and their carers.

"Four Seasons Garden" (Healing Arts, St Mary's Hospital, IoW)

A garden designed to create a safe outdoor space for patients with dementia.

The Devon Garden (Royal Devon & Exeter NHS FT)
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS FT project to improve the care environment for people living with dementia.

Look Again at Belvedere's Beautiful View garden (Look Again)
A photography project for people living with dementia.

Talent Reborn (KingsCare League of Friends)
A man with early onset dementia is guided and supported to re-engage with photography and regain his self esteem.



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