The Art of Play in Dementia Care (Level 1 Certificate)

15/07/22 to 15/07/22
10.00am - 4.00pm
Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE, UK
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About this Event

Donation-based training day by Joyful Arts Movement and Song (JAMS) CIC

The day is for all professional and home carers wishing to explore arts as wellbeing within a daily care practice.  Professional and family carers, come and discover the importance of creative, multi-sensory movement play in creating and maintaining connection, communication, creativity and wellbeing.

The day will be mostly practical with a little theory to underpin it. Expect to play and explore JAMS’ effective creative methods & props and be prepared to move your body and use your voice with others, but always within your own comfort zone.

JAMS believe that everyone has the right to be comfortable in their own skin, to be creative and to form meaningful relationships. In this practical, theory-based introductory course you will learn how sensitive, enjoyable, and accessible arts experiences are vital in dementia and eldercare.

This course is accessible to those with minimal movement, music or voice experience, and yet relevant at a very sophisticated level, particularly to people with a background in dance and or music. In this introductory course, you will explore the importance of creative connection and awareness of self and others through movement to support physical and emotional self-esteem and confidence. Through creative play and multi-sensory experience, you will learn how to build trust in self and other to create positive relationships.

Those that engage with creative arts experiences in elder care can expect to see the following results in their participants:

  • positive self-esteem and self-image
  • Self confidence
  • A positive sense of self
  • Trust and confidence in self and others
  • Altruism and sensitivity
  • Positive aspects of relationship
  • Emotional security
  • Creativity

The opportunity for ‘engagement’ in a fun, relaxed, non-judgemental environment.

How to Book

Further details and booking forms from Louisa White

Email: louisa[at]

Call: 07530 895404

Please be in touch with any questions and register your attendance by Friday 17th June, 5 pm.

Suggested Donation: £20

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