EngAGE & Create run a number of creative and reminiscence workshops nationally for the elderly, with a particular focus on those living with dementia.
Their ‘Ignite’ creativity sessions use famous artworks as a stimulus to engage those involved in the sessions in discussion and debate around a theme. These sessions are particularly beneficial for those with dementia as the stimulus and nurturing environment can help increase confidence and self-esteem.
The ‘Reminiscence’ workshops often involve a reproduction of a painting; creating a sculpture or a collage of photos, to trigger memories that can be shared and explored through the medium of the art itself.
For more information see; http://www.engageandcreate.co.uk/