NHS Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCG and NHS England South have booked a series of Listening with your Eyes workshops open to both health professionals and the general public. Taking place in High Wycombe, Chesham and Amersham, they are a chance to develop skills in making connections with people living with dementia.
Vamos Amigos is a group of supporters who want to get a little bit more involved with the company - helping in small ways to spread the Vamos word. If you're interested in joining, we'd love to have you
Ever wondered what a clown has to say about death? Now's your chance, as performer Aron De Casmaker shares audience reactions to Finding Joy, and muses on the bigger themes of living, caring and dying that lie behind this year's Vamos projects.
I saw your production on Finding Joy at the Belgrade Coventry last Saturday. It was absolutely wonderful, my friends and I left the theatre elated. I am not a carer but my son is involved with Magic Me and is also researching the arts and dementia at the Welcome Trust. I have learned from him that feelings are the most important experience for people with dementia. I thought the way you brought this out was brilliant. What seem like random, confused movements being understood was really tender as well as funny.
I had the pleasure of attending your production of FINDING JOY at the Belgrade Theatre on Friday 17th November. I am dementia lead for a large care home company, and have a lot of experience supporting people with dementia and their carers. I found the way you portrayed the lady with dementia was insightful, touching and thought-provoking. So many small touches which just hit the spot, and gave a window into how people with dementia relate to the world around them. The way you linked her reality now to her experiences in the past was beautifully done, and made me think hard. Thank you for a moving and uplifting experience.