Chris Gage

Scripted-IMPROV: Evidence-based drama clubs for people living with dementia

 

Workshop

Scripted-IMPROV drama clubs have been proven to increase quality of life for people living with dementia. You will see video of the programme in action, hear about the research behind it, and explore why improvised drama is so valuable in dementia care.  Chris will show the online training that enables anyone to run the drama clubs, and invite you to try some of the exercises in communication and improvisation.

 

Biography

Chris is a social entrepreneur and organisational development practitioner, with a specialism in dementia and a background in community theatre practice. He is Director of Ladder to the Moon, a social enterprise which supports care services to be outstanding. He has pioneered their creative and innovative approach to developing vibrant care communities, in order to lead the change that he wanted to see in the care services that his Grandmother used.