Dance and Alzheimers
Dance is proving to be very effective in improving the quality of life of people with Alzheimers.
Cheshire Dance leads activity that is highly responsive to individual needs within group sessions and we are recognised by Local Authorities, Alzheimers UK and AGE UK for this work.
To improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimers
Dance helps to improve physical and mental health in a fun and social environment. Cheshire Dance are a person-centred organisation where there is no right or wrong way to dance.
To improve physical and mental health in a fun and social environment
Activities» regular dance sessions for people with Alzheimers
Individual's personal testimony
Evaluation using Cheshire Dance 6 core values and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing measures
To improve the quality of dance delivery and care support for people with Alzheimers
Activities» Deliver training activities for artists and for carers
Testimony of artists and carers
To help alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimers, demonstrated by personal, family and carer testimony
Person-centred practice ensures individual needs are addressed.
Risk assessment of activities and spaces are conducted with risks mitigated.
All staff fully trained in safeguarding, inclusive practice and working with people with Alzheimers
News updates, including evaluation findings
Images of sessions (if consent is given)
Budget - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,800 Dance Sessions 20 dance sessions supported by Alzheimers UK £1,600 Training Sessions 4 half day training sessions for artists/carers £600 Administration Time to liaise and ensure safeguarding needs are met
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Alzheimers UK £1,000 Guaranteed
People with Alzheimers
Cheshire Dance has a long history of working in community contexts addressing inequalities of opportunity. More recently it has formed a partnership with Alzheimers UK to deliver more dance activity to this client group. Cheshire Dance is recognised by Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East local authorities and is a National Portfolio client of Arts Council England
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Dance Director for Cheshire Dance, oversees the quality of the artistic programme and delivers training for artists and carers
Project Manager and experienced deliverer of dance activity amongst people with Alzheimers
for an Alzheimers sufferer to experience dance
I don’t remember everything anymore but it’s ok. I don’t have to when I’m dancing. I don’t feel alone anymore and I have my confidence back.