Minecraft and Early Onset Dementia

Cognitive Stimulation and mindful attention

Research demonstrates that cognitive stimulation improves both the cognitive and motor skills in people with dementia.

Sheree Honeyfield-King is a skilled mindful somatic therapist, who specialises in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy and who enjoys playing selected online games, especially Minecraft.


Sheree is offering an opportunity for people who think they may have symptoms of early onset dementia, who might be interested in learning to play Minecraft online and who would like to see if they can improve their cognitive capacity and motor skills by doing so.

There have been a number of studies done overseas on this.

One study entitled Fighting Dementia with Play (neurosciencenews.com) talks about a play therapy platform being developed that can help older adults with dementia improve a range of skills.

This opportunity is offered in conjunction with the support of Dr Mathew Stokes at Lumsden Medical Centre, and professional supervision as part of Sheree's work as a practitioner of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.


Professional and Confidential

As this is a professional interest of Sheree's, it is low key and being offered for any therapeutic benefit that may be available to participants.

A simple assessment and evaluation is offered within a professional consultation process.  

Self reporting will be a necessary part of this as is a capacity to learn and develop mindful attention.

In accordance with ethical practice guidelines, this opportunity will be professional and confidential.

For more information please contact Sheree.

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Einstein in The Hakomi Way by Ron Kurtz