Experiences of Being Report – new publication by the Beth Johnson Foundation

This report highlights the benefit of drama, music and dancing in improving the wellbeing of older people in care homes.

This is a short report about an initiative that brings drama and creativity into the lives of older people in care homes, particularly those with dementia. It shows how participation in drama, with music and dance, can benefit them, with a powerful and positive effect. Drama can soothe and stimulate at the same time, bringing back memories from the past, helping to engage underused but still active areas of the brain, and sparking spontaneous and creative reactions, and a rewarding sense of ‘the experience of different ways of being’.

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Location: England