Creative Spaces: a film about dementia, community and nature

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Our Creative Spaces project is using outdoor spaces to bring creativity and colour, conversation and delight into the lives of older people living with dementia.

We've made this new short film to show how our Creative Spaces has been re-connecting older people living with dementia with their communities and local environments. The film has been in the making on and off over the last three years, catching the highlights and bringing them together to tell the overall story.

The film shows the processes and activities we used to help care home residents re-engage with their community. It reveals how we worked with care home residents and staff to redesign their garden, the friendships that formed between young and old, how young people's attitudes to dementia changed, the benefits of using nature-based activities and how community events brought people together.

The inspiration for the Creative Spaces film, and its careful nurturing over the last three years, has been in the tender care of Wendy Brewin. Production of the film was by the talented Richard Liddicott of Soul Deep Media.



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92 year old Ernie and young Ethan, they've  become good friends from sharing time together in the Creative Spaces project

Ernie and Ethan, two stars of the film, became good friends during the course of the project

Older woman and young boy enjoy decorating and planting pots as part of dementia-friendly activities

Nature-based activities were fun and proved a great way of bringing young and old together

A care worker being interviewed as part of making the Creative Spaces film

First hand perspectives from the care team on how the project has helped them as well as bringing benefits to residents and their families


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