Ty Newydd course: Poetry and Dementia

Type of Event: Writing Workshop


This course is a taster of what’s involved in embarking on creative writing with people living with dementia. It aims to demonstrate the considerable potential for increased health and wellbeing through this work, as well as covering some of the problems that may be encountered. It will explore the characteristics of dementia as they affect communication, truth telling, editing, ownership of material, collaboration with staff and mentoring. The course will be interactive and will use video and sound recordings to illustrate some aspects in a way that will make participation and understanding easy for everyone.

The course will involve a range of different exercises, and communal discussion will be encouraged as the predominant mode of learning. Handouts will be provided, and books and journals will be available for consultation or purchase. At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the confidence and materials to embark on their own projects.

Guests to arrive between 4pm and 6.30pm on Friday

Approx Duration: A weekend. Guests to leave at 10am on Sunday


    • Fri 26th February 2016 to Sun 28th February 2016


Ty Newydd Writing Centre
Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW

Start time:

04:00 PM


All day


From £220 - £295 per person


Event will be delivered in English