Poetry Hub: National Alzheimers Society

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Christa is currently working with the Alzheimer Society to develop a poetry hub for those living with dementia. Research has proven that creative arts therapy can be beneficial for people living with dementia. Such therapies engage attention, provide pleasure and may improve symptoms such as anxiety and apathy. Created pieces of art can also be helpful in gaining an understanding as to how the person with dementia is feeling, allowing people with dementia an outlet that they may not otherwise have. Participatory arts can help support relationships between the person with dementia and their carer. It can also foster a better sense of community.
This online space features some of Ireland's leading poets reading from their work, including Annemarie Ni Churreáin, Enda Wyley, Catherine Anne Cullen, Anne Tannam, Arthur Broomfield, Colm Keegan, Eileen Casey, Moyra Donaldson, and many more.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Publication statusSubmitted - 16 Jul 2022


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