Published on 26 September 2018 11:04 AM
Instant Theatre is a pilot project bringing together Age UK Wakefield District and HQ Arts.
Instant Theatre will work with people recently diagnosed/or with early onset dementia and their carers and with specially trained Age UK WD volunteers to provide a structured participatory group theatre experience.
Instant Theatre will comprise series of weekly workshops: providing opportunities for people with dementia and their carers to come together to learn theatre techniques in a supportive environment.
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia and learning to live with the disease is challenging for the individual and for their carers.
The purpose of the Instant Theatre Programme is not to diminish the devastating impact that dementia has; but to provide a space where it will be possible to find where there is lightness in life; to focus on what is still good in life; to reconnect to a sense of fun and enjoyment and develop strategies to help them to manage their changing relationship.
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