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Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators

Arts 4 Dementia

Organiser:Arts 4 Dementia
Venue:The National Gallery
National Gallery (Sainsbury Wing)
Trafalgar Square
Event cost:£85

Early stage dementia awareness training for artists and healthcare professionals.

This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D).

Course Duration

Full day training workshop.

Course Title

Arts 4 Dementia: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators

Suitable for

Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students. Organisational staff in areas focused on learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach, audience development, or visitor programmes.

Aim of the Day

To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

10:00 – 17:00

National Gallery (Sainsbury Wing)
Trafalgar Square

For more details of what the day will include, please see the programme below.

To book, either head straight to Eventbrite, or contact:

Imelda Dooley Hunter (Arts 4 Dementia administrator)
020 7239 4954

Programme (approximate timings)

10.00 Registration

10.30 Welcome - A4D on "Identity"

10.45 Dementia Pathfinders discuss ageing, memory loss, dementia types, person-centred care
Keith Oliver film - the challenges of young onset Alzheimer's;

1.15 Lunch

2.00 Components of Communication, skills, challenges, analysis
Understanding behaviours, changing needs of participants

3.15 Tea break

3.30 A4D workshops, challenging approach to lift fog of dementia and release creative impulse
A4D workshop model; aims and objectives, challenges and resolutions; funding,
referrals including signposting through A4D and other arts and health networks;
How else A4D can help.

4.30 Sharing of Practice

5.00 Close

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session participants will be able to:

Demonstrate their understanding of the various types of dementia and how these impact on people's abilities and feelings in the early stages
Explain the key communication approaches
Describe with confidence the value of arts based approaches when working with people with early stage dementia
Explain the impact of Arts 4 Dementia's re-energising approach for participants
Engage the interest of participants with early-stage dementia and encourage them to develop new creative skills


Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and in morning and afternoon breaks.

You are welcome to bring a packed lunch on the premises or you can purchase lunch at nearby shops and cafes.

Contact:Imelda Dooley Hunter
Arts 4 Dementia
Phoenix Yard, 65 King’s Cross Road, London
020 7239 4954

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