Hospital Clowns - Norway

The Hospital Clowns are professional performers, many of whom have a background in health subjects and education. Their aim is to bring a comprehensible simplicity to a complex care home world.

People suffering from dementia can have difficulties adapting to this environment, and the clowns ultimately want to improve their quality of life.

The short-term effect is that dementia patients in care homes re-establish contact with themselves and their surroundings through a visit from the clowns.