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Futurecade exhibit
Temporary Category for 2022

Dementia Café: Engaging with Music and the Arts for Well-being

  • Workshop
Fri 16 September, 11:00am 3 hours 0 minutes Spiegeltent, Barker's Pool

The Music, Technology and Dementia team warmly invite you to join them for a cup of tea at the spiegeltent. Come and try out some of their latest technologies as well as some of the more established arts devices made for people living with dementia, and talk to the team about your needs as a person living with dementia or a carer of someone who is living with dementia.

More about the project

Although creativity and play are encouraged in childhood, they can often be left behind as remnants of this same childhood. However, participation in music and arts activities is regularly offered as a form of leisure or care, and is even used as therapy for people living with dementia. Early research evidence indicates that these activities provide benefits for wellbeing and quality of life, and can even reaffirm a person’s sense of self through their involvement in these activities. The goal of the Music, Technology and Dementia team is to work together with people in the community to make devices for accessing music and the arts more dementia friendly, in the ways that are important to you.