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How multi-sensory therapy helps people with dementia

London-based Age Exchange specialises in reminiscence arts and 200 older people were involved in research into the method in Lambeth and Southwark, south London. The research, funded by a £600,500 grant from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, aims to create and measure best practice in creative care for dementia.

Arts practitioners worked in groups or one to one in end-of-life care, care homes and the community. Results are due this autumn but early evidence from quantitative and qualitative research by arts and social science experts at Royal Holloway, University of London suggests quality-of-life improvements. Results show that wellbeing for participants – mood and level of engagement – increased by 42%.

Read more about one of the participants on the Guardian website.