Erasmus Plus Funded Project Story 2 Remember
Using Drama and Storytelling in Dementia Care
Story 2 Remember proposes an innovative methodology based on creative drama and storytelling, for creating a training program to be used by health and social care professionals in care settings, with persons with Alzheimer disease. It proposes a Toolkit for improving communication between family carers and persons with Alzheimer disease, using role plays and storytelling and a public policy document for creating dementia friendly communities and institutions.
Co-funded under Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, this programme will be piloted in 4 European countries: Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, and United Kingdom. This project will be under the partnership of the Romanian Alzheimer Society, Habilitas – Center for Resources and Professional Training, Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland, Alzheimer Bulgaria Association, Alzheimer Hellas – The Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, and Bournemouth University.
The main results of this project are the educational program and methodology that will be developed by the partnership:
Booklet – “Life in a story: Creative arts and storytelling use for Alzheimer Disease patients’ and carers’ support in UK, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria”
Training programme using theatre and storytelling, targeting health and social care professionals for a better support for older people with Alzheimer DiseaseA
Toolkit for family carers – Improving communication between family carers and persons diagnosed with dementia, through role-play and storytelling
Policy recommendation for creating dementia-friendly communities/institutions in terms of raising awareness and integrating tools as creative arts in the care of persons with AD