Fear, anxiety, depression, confusion and depersonalisation are common in older people admitted to acute hospitals, and worse for cognitively impaired. Staffing ratios and working practice makes engagement with these patients difficult. Sensory stimulation can help with these feelings and facilitate healing. Art Care delivers structured programme of arts sessions within Salisbury Hospital. Designed for older people with confusion and dementia.
Positive impact, and now staff actively seek appropriate patients to engage with activities.
Creation of academic post to evaluate all data collected and impact on health outcomes.
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