Experiences of Being Report: The benefit of drama, music and dancing in improving the wellbeing of older people in care homes


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Nandakumara R

Year of Publication:
2017

Publisher(s):
Beth Johnson Foundation

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report examines the benefits of using drama and creative techniques with older people, including those with dementia, in care homes. Over a period of six months, the Anchor Group piloted a series of drama workshops in 17 of their care homes with the intention that the techniques taught by a professional drama teacher, could become a sustainable part of the activities led by the care home staff to enrich – both mentally and physically – the lives of residents, particularly those with dementia.



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Drama

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Nandakumara R (2017). Experiences of Being Report: The benefit of drama, music and dancing in improving the wellbeing of older people in care homes.UK: Beth Johnson Foundation.