Dementia and Movement

Providing movement and mindfulness to residents in Care homes and or in the local community who are borderline dementia or have already been affected.

Facilitators of the charity are trained Mindfulness and meditation teachers who have been teaching for many years. They have been running physical movement workshops including Yoga and Pilates workshops in care homes and residential retreat centres.We believe that the arts, and dance in particular, can contribute to people’s well-being and we have created a platform called Physical Sense that selectively integrates elements from these fields. We believe every person can explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life.

Our approach to health agrees the condition that health is not the lack of disease but we take in account the statement of World Health Organisation as a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. This is something we all have right to bring to our selves and the others being diagnosed with a “disease” or not.

Andrew Greenwood: As a movement program designer I have created specific movement programs for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Care Homes for the elderly and mentally and physical impaired.  Our main mission is to help restore body/mind balance, and tackle health issues. In a climate where governments, health organizations and health insurances are looking for answers to global epidemics such as sedentary lifestyle, stress related diseases. It appears that ‘dance’ in all its multi-facets has a significant role to play in the health and wellness of individuals, communities and the general public.