Hearts & Minds

The Elderflowers Programme

Using the performing arts to engage the imagination and improve the quality of life and well-being of people with dementia in hospital care.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from to

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC027040)

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    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

Location

Situation

People with dementia and the related conditions who are in hospital care are likely to experience a wide range of complex needs and issues including: depression, feelings of isolation, difficulty with self expression, difficulty socialising with others, sensory decline, boredom, frustration and confusion.

Solution

The aim of the Elderflowers programme is to reach the person behind the illness and to address these complex issues, improving their wellbeing, happiness, mobility and mental agility.

  • I've never seen her respond like that, she normally just sits there. She was really trying to sing along. That song must mean something to her

    — Relative of lady participant

  • I've never seen her respond like that, she normally just sits there. She was really trying to sing along. That song must mean something to her

    — Relative of lady participant