Sparking Connections: Ways to Find beauty, Joy and Meaning in Dementia

Carrie Clarke is a former traditional songwriter who has worked for many years in the arts and health field. She is currently an Occupational Therapist working with an NHS inpatient unit for people with dementia in Exeter, UK; she is also a practicing artist.

In 2010, she led a team in developing an innovative ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ project to transform an inpatient hospital environment for people with dementia. The project had at its heart a participatory approach, consulting with people living with dementia, their caregivers and staff, and incorporating their views and ideas into the design. To learn more, watch her inspiring TED Talk.

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