The Erasmus+ project “Story2remember” successfully completed

On the 31-st March the project “Story2remember“, funded by Erasmus+, was successfully completed. It was carried out by six partner organizations – Alzheimer Bulgaria Association, Romanian Alzheimer Society, Bournemouth University, The Gaiety School of Acting, Habilitas Association, The Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders.

The project targeted at health and social care professionals working in the field of dementia, in residential or day care center, family carers of persons with dementia and persons diagnosed with dementia.

Using theater and storytelling provides a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialize with others in a fun and supportive group. This is also a way to create dementia-friendly communities/institutions, provides topics of conversation and opportunities for connecting with other people.

The project results include:

  • Booklet: Creative drama and storytelling in dementia care: information for practitioners – a report;
  • Handbook: Program handbook – training program using creative drama and storytelling, targeting health and social care professionals for a better support for older people with dementia;
  • Toolkit: Storytelling and alternative communication methods in dementia care: toolkit for family members;
  • Policy Recommendations: Policy recommendation for creating dementia-friendly communities/ institutions in terms of raising awareness and integrating tools as creative arts in the care of persons with dementia.

You can download all the products here.

The project and its outputs have been presented during organized events to 40 persons (who are not members of the Alzheimer Bulgaria Association), among whom representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the team of “Sveti Lazar” residential care center in Slavyanovo and many students.