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.