Introducing Spark of Life

What is Spark of Life?

Spark of Life - Restoring Happiness & Zest for Life

Spark of Life is a philosophy that offers a systematic, practical approach to dementia care that lifts the spirit, awakens dormant abilities and heals relationships broken through dementia. It gives a new understanding of dementia and provides practical, systematic solutions to everyday challenges that can be implemented immediately with lasting results.

The aim of Spark of Life is to enrich the lives of people with dementia, enabling them to experience rehabilitation in all areas of mental abilities, language, self-esteem and social and emotional wellbeing.

Spark of Life enables carers to make the shift from being a caregiver to becoming a supportive partner which in turn restores dormant language and abilities in people with dementia.

The key to Spark of Life lies in a heart-to-heart connection that enables the person with dementia to reconnect with their spirit – their inner driving force that restores zest for life.

Spark of Life began as a therapeutic club program specifically developed for people with advanced dementia. The results of this program demonstrated that people with dementia could improve. The framework and principles were then adapted to all levels of dementia and to the frail elderly. The club program was later researched as part of a Masters degree and from its findings the Whole Systems Approach to dementia care and rehabilitation was developed.

In September 2007, Spark of Life as it is known today was launched and in March 2010, the first International Master Practitioners graduated from the Inaugural Master Course with participants from Denmark, Germany, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.