The Journey of Dementia

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Category Diagnosis
Organisation University of Southampton
Contact Name James Wilson
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Sector Education
Region Hampshire
Postcode SO212RU
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Explore if learning using interactive theatre approach produces a transformational learning experience for participants. Audience watches a topic of relevance with unresolved challenges. Play is stopped and replayed through a skilled facilitator and audience can stop the play and demonstrate alternative solutions by replacing an actor. Used in Faculty of Health Sciences teaching 250 student nurses.


Facilitates exploration, reflection and understanding of range of emotions experienced in dementia care. Allows participants to gain exposure to negative emotions experienced in clinical practice in safer environment. 

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