Alison Hadfield (University of St. Andrews), “In Touch with the Past: How Artefact Handling Promotes Memory and Wellbeing”
The speaker will focus on her research on the memory and wellbeing benefits of ancient artefact handling for people living with dementia. Alison will share with us the creative learning programmes that she has organised and executed using sensory approaches across schools, in community groups, prisons and at festivals in Scotland, and in the United Kingdom more broadly.
The aim of these programmes has been to promote literacy skills, creativity and self-confidence, all using exciting archaeology.
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