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1 Saffron birds+ migrating napkins deirdre

2 introduction

3 arts in health commission dementia m.phil

4 The Project 10 day residency and commissioned works

5 How does dementia affect an understanding of ‘home’ and ‘homely’ for people across different cultures and backgrounds, including those who may have emigrated to Britain in their youth?

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7 home

8 Feeding cat +dog Being together Family Eating together Cake Garden Love Jamaica Ireland Comfort Dog

9 home Security Love Cat Bed My kitchen Family Being together Baking The journey heading home Mam and dad Base ET My wife, my tortoise +my guitar My bed My puppy Being in the right place Comfort Pinot noir Lovely light, lovely bed, flowers, laughter, warmth Feeding cat +dog Being together Family Eating together Cake Garden Love Jamaica Ireland Comfort Dog

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14 cloth; often the only stimulating object within reach

15 cloth surrounds the body something to pick up and hold something to hold close to their body within immediate visual field source of tactile pleasure prompt and reminder

16 ‘cloth can offer an immediate visual field, a source of tactile pleasure and engagement’. ‘prompts and reminders that endorse certain modes of behaviour, supporting wider social functioning.' Julia twigg Clothing and dementia.

17 cloth + cultural identity

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52 home is where you hang your hat ‘Rather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home’

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57 reflection

58 art ? design? enhancement of environment through care

59 extension of arts practice problem solving + enabling purposeful art/ craft work for residents with dementia

60 active artwork

61 dissemination + legacy

62 the napkin project deirdre nelson +willis newson

63 When is a napkin not a napkin? When it’s something to keep your hands busy. Or an aide-memoire?

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65 ‘For individuals in the later stages of dementia, certain repetitious activities, such as folding napkins or sorting colored socks, can satisfy the need to be active and engaged’. Authors: Rosemary Bakker, MS, ASID Weill Medical College of Cornell University Paulette Michaud, LMSW Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter

66 inclusive project which educates and involves the community

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68 The napkin project bloghttp://thenapkinprojectblog.wordpress.com/http://thenapkinprojectblog.wordpress.com/ facebook The Napkin Project contact


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