Minecraft and Early Onset Dementia
Early research has begun to demonstrate that cognitive motor training improves both the cognitive and physical skills in significantly impaired dementia patients. (ETH Zurich, as reported by Neuroscience News.com)
An avid player of Minecraft, Sheree Honeyfield-Smith is also a skilled Somatic therapist, specialising in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Rehabilitation.
Pilot Study: opportunity to participate
Sheree is offering an opportunity for 10 people, who think they may be experiencing the symptoms of Early Onset Dementia, to participate in a pilot study designed to explore any therapeutic benefit available from playing Minecraft, on their dementia symptoms.
Professional and Confidential
Participants will be required to learn the game of Minecraft and to participate in a therapeutic assessment program. The participation and assessment process is confidential and will be supported by a qualified medical practitioner.
Sheree will be working with the assistance of senior colleagues, including two qualified psychotherapists and trainer/teachers of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.
Designed to measure any cognitive and physical progress that may be available to participating students, it is envisaged this study will be undertaken over a period of years.
For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Sheree Honeyfield-Smith.