Last Thursday we spent the day in Swinton, gathering the groups thoughts on friendship and the value of the 'Buddy Cafe' for people with dementia and their carers.
In the morning the men and women separate themselves into two locations. The men spend their time talking whilst drinking tea, eating toast, playing cards, pool and one of their favourites dominos. As with the previous experiments I wanted to play with these familiar objects, re-making and re-seeing them with words and phrases from the group itself. Dave and I sat and selected from the notes Phil and I made in the morning, then Dave re-wrote them on the domino backs.
|Dave editing poems|
The pieces reflect the many states of emotion, and can be endlessly re-worked and re-edited. Next session, we will have a 'proper' game of dominos with them.
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