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Abstract

This conceptual article will consider Sue Jennings’ neuro-dramatic-play (NDP) as an overall theoretical framework for working with older people with dementia. NDP was developed over a number of years by pioneering UK drama therapist Sue Jennings. It is a culmination of attachment-based play, drama, movement and storytelling, and arts-based approaches that are used within drama therapy and other play and creative-based work with children. The author will consider from a personal and reflective perspective how NDP approaches can be adapted by drama therapists to work with older people with memory loss based on almost 30-years history of being involved in the field of drama therapy as a student and practioner, and his work with older people, at both the beginning of his career and his current reflections many years later.

Resumen

Este artículo conceptual considerará el juego neurodramático (JND) de Sue Jennings como un marco teórico general para trabajar con personas mayores con demencia. El JND fue desarrollado durante varios años por la dramaterapeuta británica pionera Sue Jennings. Es la culminación del juego basado en el apego, el drama, el movimiento, la narración y los enfoques basados en las artes que se utilizan en dramaterapia y en otras intervenciones para niños basadas en el juego y en la creatividad. El autor considerará, desde una perspectiva personal y reflexiva, cómo los dramaterapeutas pueden adaptar los enfoques de JND para trabajar con personas mayores con pérdida de memoria, basándose en sus historial de 30 años de participación en el campo de la dramaterapia y en su trabajo con personas mayores, tanto del inicio de su carrera como de sus reflexiones actuales, muchos años después.

Résumé

Cet article conceptuel examinera le jeu neuro-dramatique (JND) de Sue Jennings comme un cadre théorique général pour travailler avec des personnes âgées atteintes de démence. Le JND a été développé au fil des années par la dramathérapeute pionnière britannique Sue Jennings. C’est le point culminant du jeu, du théâtre, du mouvement et de la narration basés sur l’attachement, et des approches basées sur les arts qui sont utilisées dans la dramathérapie et dans d’autres travaux basés sur le jeu et la créativité avec les enfants. L’auteur examinera d’un point de vue personnel et réfléchi comment les approches du JND peuvent être adaptées par les dramathérapeutes pour travailler avec des personnes âgées souffrant de perte de mémoire, et ce, sur la base de ses trente ans d’expérience dans le domaine de la dramathérapie et de son travail avec les personnes âgées, tant au début de sa carrière que dans ses réflexions actuelles bien des années plus tard.

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