Evaluation report

    Read our report evaluating a training programme for use with People with Dementia, March 2017 by Dr Kit Tapson and Dr David Walters.

  • "It's nice and friendly. I like coming here. It makes me feel nice. I enjoyed singing and dancing. It reminds me of the jitter bug in the town hall."

    “It’s nice and friendly. I like coming here. It makes me feel nice. I enjoyed singing and dancing. It reminds me of the jitter bug in the town hall.”

  • “I think getting the community singing together is the best thing, it gets everyone involved. You do work hard. It makes me feel happy.”

  • "I watched weekly as the Joyful Jams team built a good relationship with residents, they approached residents with enormous sensitivity and great compassion."

    “I watched weekly as the Joyful Jams team built a good relationship with residents, they approached residents with enormous sensitivity and great compassion.”

  • “I could see quite clearly that all the residents who attended the sessions really got a great deal from them, there was laughter, smiling, eye contact and a desire to move may it be small yet significant for that individual.”

  • "The sessions are quite magical, based on music and movement with imaginative themes, using props, providing a total engaging and sensory experience for our residents"

    “The sessions are quite magical, based on music and movement with imaginative themes, using props, providing a total engaging and sensory experience for our residents”

  • “It’s a bit surprising what you do. So many people here- in a good way. It makes me feel happy.”

  • "JAMS sessions makes me feel young again"

    “JAMS sessions makes me feel young again”