Older people with dementia in deprived areas throughout Northern Ireland are benefitting from the ancient art of storytelling. The Armstrong Storytelling Trust are using stories to inspire reminiscence and exercise the long term memory of participants on the project, reducing social isolation and increasing activeness for those taking part. Liz Weir, Project Coordinator for the Trust and Storyteller in Residence for Libraries NI is convinced of the healing powers of the ancient art of storytelling. “Even when short-term memory is greatly impaired, our clients can be inspired through stories and music to recite poetry learned by heart in their youth."
Check out the short videos on YouTube
(67) Armstrong Storytelling Trust - YouTube