"Using Puppets in Dementia Care" contains 4 modules of creative fun and learning for care-givers and family members of people living with dementia. The modules are offered in a video format, with transcripts and PDFs to reinforce learning for every learning style. Here's what you'll learn:
Module 1: Why Use Puppets - An introduction and overview.
Module 2: Making Puppets - Learn to make adorable sock puppets, rod puppets, hand puppets and shadow puppets. As well as learning to make various types of puppets for your own use, we'll cover the benefits and process of making puppets with your client/loved one who has Dementia. Patterns, printed instructions and step by step video instruction are included.
Module 3: How to Use Puppets - Put your puppets to work to create an environment for i) playing, ii) problem-solving, iii) communicating, and iv) storytelling.
Module 4: Puppet Etiquette - Let's talk about etiquette and other guidelines when using puppets with people challenged by dementia.
The videos are supplemented with downloadable Project Instructions & Activity Sheets for easy access.
Shelley King is the owner and chief executive puppeteer of Puppeteria. She uses the power and magic of puppets as a workshop facilitator, entertainer, artist, social change agent, and on-line educator. Over the past two decades, Shelley has used her playful and interactive approach to teach and entertain thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Shelley brings together her training in social work, family supports, developmental services, puppetry, clowning and expressive arts to create unique and highly effective workshop experiences for her students. Her creative presentations have been enjoyed at conferences, children’s camps, women’s retreats, elementary and secondary schools, colleges, not-for-profit organizations, hospices, and long term care homes.