New resource available about arts and life story work
Jessica Kingsley Press have just published Life Story Work for People with Dementia, Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People. The clear and comprehensive book, edited by Ruth Eley and Polly Kaiser of the Life Story Network, sets out the benefits of using a life story approach for people living with dementia and provides guidance for good practice.
Chapter 17 has been written by CDAN’s Chief Executive, Maria Pasiecznik Parsons. Entitled Arts Dementia and Life Story Work: Every Picture tells a Story, the account explores how the arts enable people with dementia to share their life stories besides offering examples of programmes and projects that show a constellation of ways in which visual arts, music, song, dance, drama, creative writing and other art forms are being used to help people with dementia to remain active and involved in their lives and communities.
The book was launched at the 11th UK Dementia Congress in Brighton on 2 November 2016. It costs £19.99 and can be purchased via the JKP website