The iCONNECT project "Intergenerational CON tact between studeNts and people with dEmentia through CreaTive education" aims to support the social engagement of university students (health professions) in parallel to the social inclusion of older people with dementia by bringing them together in an intergenerational creative approach. The iCONNECT project will be able to contribute to the goals of dementia friendly environments.
Intergenerational contact between students and older people with dementia is established through an innovative creative learning program that combines theatre, poetry and music, tapping into the long term memory of older people with dementia. Students will gain new competences and knowledge and bring new skills into practice related to communication, empathy and creativity, while they make contact with people with dementia. People with dementia will be able to use their long term memory.