Hand i Pockets is a funshop that invites YOU to come along and make objects for fun and enjoyment to stimulate persons with dementia. It involves playing with craft textiles, hacking toys and embedding electronics.
Life can be increasingly limited for people with dementia – but everyone likes to have something to do, things to fiddle and play with or games to amuse. This funshop gives you a chance to contribute ideas for new activities for people with dementia.
What stuff, would you like to play or fiddle with? What would make you laugh? What would you put in your pocket?
About the Makers:
Dr Gail Kenning (Sydney) and Dr Cathy Treadaway (Cardiff, UK) are artists, designers, makers and collaborators on international research projects. They have a passion for making things that can bring joy, fun and laughter to persons with dementia. Through a series of ‘funshops’ they aim to use stuff to make things for people to play with. Both experts in creativity, they believe that fun and playfulness are essential ingredients for healthy living. www.cathytreadaway.com www.gailkenning.com