Dementia Action Week 2018

It’s Dementia Action Week, and we’ve been busy!

On Thursday 17 May we trained 17 arts facilitators in giving arts workshops for people living with early-stage dementia and carers at the fantastic Royal Opera House.

On Sunday 20 May our CEO Nigel was a ‘living book’ entitled ‘Arts vs. Dementia’ in the Southbank Centre’s Living Library, as part of their (B)old Festival celebrating ageing.

Today we’re at King’s Cross station with the Camden Dementia Action Alliance including Alzheimer’s Society, Our Three Points, Kentish Town City Farm and others to talk to passers by about the impacts of dementia on society.

Tomorrow we have our final Opera workshop for early-stage dementia onboard the Angel Community Canal Boat with the lovely Viv Conacher of Songhaven.

On Sunday 27 May our Charity Coordinator Imelda is running Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Arts 4 Dementia.

Next Friday 1 June we’re hosting our very first Networking Forum for Arts Facilitators for Dementia at JW3 on Finchley Road – tickets still available here.

And on Monday 4 June we start our next free workshop series for early-stage dementia: Poetry at National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Places available! Email or call us to find out more.

What can you do to help?

  • If you know about dementia-friendly arts or heritage venues or events that aren’t listed on our website, tell us!
  • Invite a person with dementia to one of our FREE arts workshop programmes, or find a local creative group for them to join using the ‘Find an event’ function of our website. You can even come along with them!
  • Talk to people you know about dementia – and about how the arts can help. Use our ‘Resources’ section for information.
  • If you’re an arts facilitator or work creatively with people with dementia, come along to our Networking Forum on Friday 1 June.
  • Tell people you know about Arts 4 Dementia!
  • Run for A4D in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018 – we have charity places available.
  • And finally, we are a charity – donations are always helpful, and enable us to continue helping people living with dementia.