Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September 2019
The Enabling Festival is in its second run this year. This year’s focus is on sound in the form of hearing, one of the five important senses. Sound has significant impact on people with dementia in terms of quality of life. This is because people with dementia have a reduced ability to discern sound and it hinders them from understanding their sensory environment. The festival is specially curated with an emphasis on sound and hearing with various elements to provoke, excite and trigger, emotion and memories, for people with dementia.
The festival also shines a spotlight on caregivers, who are often invisible heroes and provides possibilities and suggestions for the caregivers’ respite and solace through many interesting activities, for example, a breathing workshop, silent disco and semantic dance workshop, film screenings and more.
Technology such as virtual reality mind tours of familiar sights and sound devised especially for people with limited mobility, together with a simulation of mother’s cradling arms in the form of a Wellness Rocking Chair, will make their debut at the festival.
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