MindSCAPE, provided by Artspace, seeks to help people living with dementia or in the early stages of memory loss to reconnect with the landscape through a wide variety of activities including arts, woodland and craft activities.
In 2020 Artspace produced a brand new range of free video tutorials and step-by-step activities for adults, children and families to enjoy during lock-down and beyond. Available to download from Artspace Cinderford
The resource guides were originally developed to support activity co-ordinators and carers of people with dementia living in residential care, but the activities are fun for all the family!
Here is an activity guide for you to follow:
ACTIVITY 10 – MIXED MEDIA MEANDER MEMORY BOX
This project adapted the existing mindSCAPE programme, which is aimed at people with dementia and their carers who are still living independently in the community, to include those living in residential care settings with dementia. The aim was to share skills and build the confidence of carers to provide mindSCAPE activities for the person or people they care for.
Participants were able to reconnect with the landscape of the Forest through mindSCAPE activities and the gathering of stories and memories of life in the forest.
Click here to find out more about the mindSCAPE project run by the Wye Valley AONB and Artspace.