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					                ‘Listening with the Heart’


    Presentation Details

       Society for the Arts in Dementia Purpose
        The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care demonstrates how to maintain a supportive and
       understanding relationship with the person who has dementia. This organisation believes
       that people living with dementia have
       the right to be heard and valued.
       Through collaboration of academic
       research and practical knowledge
       between the medical profession and
       the creative arts provides a place
       where creative expression can be

This symposium is for anyone working with,
caring for, or has a desire to support the
emotional wellbeing of people with dementia.

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     When?

The conference will be held on:

Friday 4th June 2010

8.50 am to 4.00pm (8.15 am Registration)

     Where?

State Library of Western Australia
Alexander Library Building
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

     Cost
$ 150
     Includes one year membership to the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care (Australia) Inc.
     Includes morning tea-lunch-afternoon tea

Symposium on Creative Expression in Dementia Care

           ‘Listening with the Heart’

Creativity enables people with dementia to express what is deeply meaningful to them and share
with others wisdom and stories they have gained throughout their life. These expressions can often
take health professionals, family members and paid-for carers by surprise and can provide deep
insights into what the person with dementia is really feeling or thinking. Creating communication
can be extremely powerful and awaken dormant energy that has been suppressed.

This symposium is for anyone working with, caring for, or has a desire to support the emotional
wellbeing of people with dementia. The theme is about the importance of the healing power of
listening with the heart, and how people with dementia can express their personal stories through
various arts. Topics covered will include telling stories and expressing meaning through choir work,
narratives with people who have dementia and their carers, and stories expressed through visual
arts. Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in questions and discussion.

Hilary Lee is a researcher and innovator in dementia care with over 20 years of practical experience.
Hilary specialises in using a holistic and person-centred approach to the care of people with
dementia. She motivates and empowers people to stretch the boundaries of possibilities.

Elizabeth and Pamela, Authors

Simone Flavelle, DADAA

Maurice Zeffer, Choir

Nicki De Hoog, Director

Professor Jane Davidson, UWA

Norma Hatchett, ArtistTrisha Kotai-Ewers, Founder of the Creative Imagination

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