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International Dementia Conference
International Dementia Conference
International Dementia Conference

The Barber Helping Men with Dementia

Presentation Description

Past personal experience working within care homes had shown there was no service like this provided for the men. I wanted a safe but familiar environment where I could get all the men together in an old time barber shop setting, which allowed these men to have ‘man time’ together just like the old days. I create a sensory experience by incorporating things such as music on an old-fashioned juke box, a traditional barber pole, old familiar smells such as lemon cologne, brut and a touch of old spice. This also allows for the men and myself to reminiscence over times gone by and their personal life stories. I also include some modern day technology such as robotic pet therapy and silent disco. I have challenged the traditional hairdressing services in care-homes by creating a unique concept which is more than a haircut. I believe it is about the overall experience with a little bit of fun along the way.

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