A research project, carried out by Alison Ward at the University of Northampton aims to explore the way drama and theatre is being used to explore issues of dementia, be this by working directly with people living with a diagnosis, their family or health and social care professionals, or by raising awareness of dementia.
The project aims to gain an understanding of the breadth of the work in this area. There is a great deal of positive work being undertaken both in the community and in care homes by artists and arts organisations using different forms of creative engagement. However, there does not seem to be much information specifically on drama and theatre. A short online questionnaire has been developed to start to capture some information about the different types of organisations, groups or individuals who are working in this area and who they are working with.
If you are interested in finding out more about this project or would like to take part in the survey, you can access the questionnaire via the link:
or contact Alison on Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org