dementia and creativity
One of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is damage to memory and language skills. Creativity and storytelling helps people living with Alzheimer's and dementia express their experience through new forms of communication. Stagebridge offers several programs that caregivers and professionals can use to creatively engage people with dementia.
TimeSlips is a simple and inexpensive group storytelling technique created for people with memory loss. As a nationally recognized TimeSlips training center, Stagebridge can bring this dynamic program to any organization that serves people with dementia.
According to research studies, TimeSlips:
- reduces anxiety
- improves attitudes of staff toward people with memory loss
- helped participants feel more engaged and alert
- increased participants’ interactions with caregivers and peers
“TimeSlips left our staff with a deeper appreciation of the spirits that lurk within the labyrinth of dementia, waiting to be found and celebrated.” - Bay Area Community Services
Playback Theatre is a compelling and engaging interactive theater experience. Our Playback troupe has experience working with people with dementia to draw out stories and experiences, which are then played back using a technique that incorporates ritual, movement, and repetition. Playback is also a great way to assist caregivers in processing their experiences working with people with dementia.
Learn how you can use the performing arts to enhance the experience of people with Alzheimer’s and caregivers alike. Fill out the form below to learn more.