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The Sonas apc Conference was held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April in The Helix, DCU, Glasnevin. Karen Meenan presented a workshop on ‘Finding the Fun in Dementia – Reminiscence as a positive way to enrich the lives of those affected by memory loss’ on Tuesday 17th at 1.45 to 4.45pm. More details can be found on www.sonasapc.ie.  

Reminiscence through art and drama - This session focused on how the arts can be used to facilitate reminiscence. It was chaired by Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) UK. Karen Meenan, Founder, Making Hay Reminiscence Theatre, first Ireland member of the European Reminiscence Network, and Volunteer, Forget-me-Nots Choir

Finding the Fun in Dementia – Reminiscence as a positive way to enrich the lives of those affected by memory loss; David Savill, Artistic Director, Age Exchange UK, Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care: Impact on Quality of Life; Karen Watchman, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Football focused reminiscence in dementia care: Impact on quality of life.
 
 
Making Hay Theatre is honoured and delighted to be chosen as the first Ireland member of the European Reminiscence Network (ERN). Dublin has been chosen as the host city for the next ERN Conference from 1st to 4th May 2019. If you are interested in finding out more details about this conference, please contact Karen Meenan.
 
 
“We Were All Young Once”
Karen Meenan, founder of Making Hay Theatre, talks to Noel McGuinness about the play “We Were All Young Once” which is returning to Axis on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2018 (four shows 2pm and 8pm daily).  The idea for the play started last year with residents of Howth Hill Lodge nursing home. Reminiscence workshops took place with members of the “Forget-Me-Nots” dementia-inclusive choir and teenagers from Santa Sabina School. The result is an inter-generational play which has sensory stimuli and is suitable for people of all ages – especially Grandparents and Teenagers! This show sold out with a waiting list for tickets in November – book early for tickets Axis Ballymun 01 883 2100 or online at www.axisballymun.ie.

Tickets €15/€10 concession (Senior/Student/Unwaged).
 
 
 
 
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