UWL's Prof. Victoria Tischler talks creativity on Radio 4

Prof. Victoria Tischler

UWL academic Professor Victoria Tischler spoke on BBC Radio 4 about being creative in later life, today.

In the latest media appearance by a member of UWL’s talented academic team, Prof. Tischler joined host Fergus Keeling on the flagship BBC radio station at 9:30am this morning.

Keeling wanted to discuss ‘life after 60’ and why it is many retirees or near-retirees feel creatively inspired as they leave the workplace.

Prof Tischler explained that becoming free from the demands of meeting and schedules allows people to connect again with the ‘child within’ by playing, from which comes creativity.

Specialising in research on dementia care, Prof. Tischler investigates the power of the arts to improve quality of life for people living with the condition. Recent projects include Dementia and Inspiration, which probed the benefits creating art has for patients. Last month, The Imagination Café London opened for a short time in central London, which raised awareness about dementia care by showcasing activities  including visual art, archive object handling, music, storytelling and drama.

Check out the BBC Radio 4 interview here.

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