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Employing Improv for Dementia

Employing Improv for Dementia

One source of inspiration to us in our work at Mon Ami has been an episode from the podcast This American Life called Rainy Days and Mondys.

It’s a fun and beautiful story of a woman named Karen and her husband Mondy. They’re trained actors and learn to employ the art of improv (improvisational acting) in communicating with Karen’s mom, who has dementia.

Through improv, they find ways to inhabit a new reality together and create moments of delight wherever they can.

Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play is not just for kids but has an important role for adults and seniors too.  It’s been well-documented that play leads to healthier brain development in children, and it continues to provide benefits through adulthood.  Play is the act of doing something for its own sake, for pleasure and enjoyment and not for an outcome.  Can you think of the last time you played?

Here at Mon Ami…