The health benefit of the arts has been long proven. The Ideas Hub is working closely with Other Halves, a local charity supporting the carers of those living with dementia. The Ideas Hub opens its creative space twice a month for Other Halves to enjoy creative workshops tailored to the specific needs created by dementia.
The Ideas Hub is also supporting an A’level DT student from St John’s Payne to develop an art & music and tech (arduino) product design for care homes to stimulate late stage dementia patients.
“The elderly population in Chelmsford is expected to increase from 32,700 in 2015 to 40,100 in 2025 with the number of people living with dementia by 2030 expected to rise by 66%”. Source: https://www.angliastudent.com/volunteering/makeyourmark/dementiacare/.