Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Autumn 2012, UK wide

Interactive storytelling for people with dementia and the staff who support them

This work has the ability to change the culture of how we work with people with dementia. - Head of Activities, Nightingale House

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Once Upon a Time is a new way of engaging people with dementia.  We use a person-centred approach and give clients a sense of choice and expression.

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Once Upon a Time toured to care homes and centres across the UK during Autumn 2012.

Method

Through the telling of a story, our highly-skilled artists created an interactive environment. Projection, light, taste, touch, sound and smell were all used to create a moment of shared joy that inspired the imaginations of clients.

The Package

Spare Tyre artists visited a series of care homes and centres for 1 day a week for 2 consecutive weeks. Each day they delivered a Once Upon a Time interactive storytelling session in the morning for 6 clients and in the afternoon for 6 clients. Our artists fully briefed staff before the first session and provided a de-brief after each session.

Testimony

Once Upon a Time was piloted at Nightingale House, Wandsworth in 2010. The programme was highly successful and clear evidence of progress was seen in the clients we worked with, including physical and verbal responses.

Spare Tyre’s Once Upon a Time reaches the often forgotten residents – the frailest older people with dementia. - Alastair Addison Head of Activities, Nightingale House

To find our more about Once Upon a Time and the current programme please email Vicky or call 0207 061 6454.

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Once Upon a Time toured to care homes and centres in London and across the UK during Autumn 2012.

To find out more about Once Upon a Time and the current programme call 020 7061 6454 or email Vicky.