The Trust is delighted to announce that the Treasure Project has been awarded a grant to develop two online resources with Dr Edel Roddy and Dr Belinda Dewar under the Trust’s scheme to disrupt thinking about dementia. We expect the project to start as soon as Covid restrictions allow and be completed within six months. This is a collaboration of My Home Life International and Hearts and Minds.
This project will use insights from the work of Elderflowers, to creatively awaken curiosity and hope around the conversations and connections that are possible with people living with advanced dementia. They are a team of professional arts practitioners who are trained to work in healthcare environments with people living with dementia.
One of the resources will be for the general public and the second for formal carers, family and friends of people living with advanced dementia. The resources will use positively provocative examples from the Elderflowers’ work in detailing the ordinary and extra-ordinary connections that are possible, even in the later stages of dementia. The resources will use words and images designed to capture the hearts and minds of those engaging with the online resource, to invite people to think anew about the possibilities for connection.