We are proud to be working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society to provide creative and supportive learning opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers.
The Tuesday pottery group, based at our Derbyshire Eco Centre, has been working with tutor Sue Mulroy since October 2014 and those with dementia, their carers, and the staff and support volunteers working with them have found it a very valuable experience.
Sue explains, “the targeted pottery group has created a creative, enjoyable and supportive space for those experiencing dementia and their carers. Working with clay helps those with dementia focus on a task, and this can improve concentration and provide a sense of purpose and achievement. The work we do in the class is helpful in improving confidence and self-esteem and the ability to learn new skills gives a different perspective to the deterioration of skills that class members experience as part of dementia.”