Benefits of a creative writing group for care home residents


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This article has been double-blind peer reviewedIn this article…Benefits of a creative writing group for nursing home residents with dementiaFramework of the Standards of Care for Dementia in ScotlandHow a nursing home achieved dementia care standards through a writing groupFor nursing home residents, having a good life means being able to exercise voice, choice and control. However, many residents have dementia and so experience a cognitive and physical decline that is not only distressing for themselves and their families, but also requires staff to become creative in their approach to care. This article describes how a creative writing group was set up in a nursing home in Scotland, with benefits for residents, staff and families.

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