Storytelling is where we intentionally or unintentionally go to learn new things. It is then by enacting what we wish to understand, by physically engaging in it, that causes the knowledge these moments bring to become a part of us.
A key element to making all of this work though is the inclusion of those with dementia, of all different types and stories. It is from them that we will learn the boundary line, the place where helpful turns into demeaning, where good turns into harm, where head separates from heart.
I have always been interested in the connection between emotional memory and a theatre experience. Why can it at times tap into a part of oneself more than music? Yes, I dared to share that, MORE than music. My parents first took me to the theatre when I was 3 years old to see RodgersContinue reading “To Change the Landscape”