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Dancemind News

Fantastic news, Dancemind's recent project 'Moving Memories' evaluation is now ready to view...and wow what an amazing year this project has had - ran at Shaw Healthcare Thackley Green Specialist Care Centre, Corby. The participants' of the project were an inspiration to work with, so many laughs and fabulous dancing and singing to boot! The staff involved gained invaluable experience working with dance, movement and music with those living with dementia - it certainly lightened up their day when that time of the week came round! Also after a successful training day in July 2011 where 18 participants from dance and health backgrounds came together to work with Tina and Dr Richard Coaten (DMP), all walked away with an array of skills and ideas to work with dementia groups using dance, movement and music. It's great to think of all likeminded groups out there experiencing this great work across the UK.

Also exciting news...Tina had a baby boy at the end of September bringing the project to a small halt, where she took time out enjoying being a Mother; however the staff at Thackley Green continued to run the sessions in her absence having under gone mentorship from her. Tina is set to return to the Centre in February 2012 to continue to support the staff and is also offering out free dance, movement and music tasters to the other Shaw Healthcare Centres across Northamptonshire with hope of future investment in this work.

All you need to do now is read the evalution (below) written by external evaluator Naama Spitzer - the findings of how 'dance, movement and music can effect the overall sense of well-being of those affected by dementia' are astounding. I hope you enjoy the read and we look forward to your feedback : )