Dementia Craftivists (United Kingdom)

Contact details

Name of organisation/inidvidual

Innovations in Dementia – Philly Hare (co-director)

Address

PO BOX 616

Exeter Devon

EX1 9JB UK

Telephone

+44 7932 995620

E-mail

philly@myid.org.uk

Website

https://dementiacreatives.org.uk/

 

Description

Dementia Craftivists are people who are living with dementia who are using their art and craft creations to make supportive and enjoyable links across communities. The project is all about the pride in creating something yourself from scratch (whether it’s knitting, painting, song or play-writing, poetry, woodwork, or much more).

The dual aims are to:

  • Change how people with dementia think about themselves – challenging their own internalised self-stigma and increasing their self-confidence through sharing skills in making and tutoring
  • Change how the public think about people with dementia – challenging their misconceptions and negativity to something more positive and hopeful.

 

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Website

https://dementiacreatives.org.uk