Working with People with Dementia: A Social Worker Uses Creative Writing to Recreate a Life Story
This article offers a social worker’s narrative perspective on working with a client suffering from dementia. The author provides an original short story as the vehicle to piece together the fragments of a person’s life in order to understand and recreate a life that could no longer be articulated. Through creative writing a bridge could be built from what was seen but not understood and help to give meaning to a life which had lost its context.
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