Istanbul Folkloric Dance, Music and Dementia

I am looking forward to visiting Istanbul in June to study the application of Folkloric Dance and Music with people living with dementia.  I will be supporting Dr Richard Coaten in the delivery of workshops for artists and care partners and the delivery of dance and music sessions at several day care centres in Istanbul.   During the trip there will have time to play with Turkish musicians and learn the principles of the folk music with a view to being able to apply these ideas in the UK following the trip.  I will also be helping in the development of a core team in Istanbul for a future collaboration in a european therapeutic dance project.