A4D Report – Reawakening the Mind
Evaluation of Arts 4 Dementia’s London Arts Challenge: Arts interventions to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
Reawakening the Mind brings together research undertaken as part of A4D’s landmark pilot, London Arts Challenge (LAC) which was awarded the London 2012’s Inspire mark.
Evidence gained from 17 weekly projects, covering a range of art forms (including music, photography, drama, painting, poetry and dance) was used to assess the impact of each arts activity on cognitive function and wellbeing for both the person with dementia and their carer. Participation also allowed them to access creative skills, and take part in purposeful social activity.
Reawakening the Mind represents an invaluable learning stream for arts organisations throughout the UK. The evaluation supports A4D’s belief that challenging creative activities, led by expert trainers in top-quality venues can inspire people with dementia, and help them extend their active lives in their communities.
Toolkit for Education Officers
The publication includes a wealth of useful information for education officers and workshop leaders, including best practice project tips, challenges and resolutions, model contact and evaluation forms, volunteer questionnaire contacts, bibliography etc.
With thanks to The Baring Foundation and The Rayne Foundation.
|Forewords by Professor Nick C. Fox and Professor Paul M. Camic||1|
|Terms of Reference||4|
|3||Arts 4 Dementia (A4D)||9|
|4||London Arts Challenge in 2012||10|
|5||The A4D Model||12|
|6||Aims and Objectives||15|
|8||Inputs and Outputs||20|
|10||Dementia Types and Behavioural Observations||22|
|11||Participants in the early stages of dementia (PWD) Group Interactivity||24|
|12||PWD Cognitive Effects||25|
|13||Impact – PWD||26|
|14||Impact – Carers, Workshop Leaders and Volunteers||33|
|16||Outcomes – PWD||35|
|17||Outcomes – Carers||36|
|18||Outcomes – Volunteers||38|
|19||Outcomes – Arts Organisations||40|
|20||Outcomes – Arts Facilitators||41|
|21||Museums and Galleries Projects (Art, Media & Photography) – Kenwood House, The Wallace Collection, Angel Canal Boat, Dulwich Picture Gallery,National Portrait Gallery, Photographers’ Gallery, Museum of Brands||45|
|22||Museums and Galleries Evaluation||63|
|23||Museums and Galleries Impact||64|
|24||Museums and Galleries Outcomes||65|
|25||Dance Projects – Green Candle Dance, South Asian Dance, Rambert Dance||66|
|29||Drama and Poetry Projects – Tricycle Theatre, Leighton House, Prince of Wales Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Poetry||85|
|30||Drama and Poetry Evaluation||93|
|31||Drama and Poetry Impact||99|
|32||Drama and Poetry Outcomes||102|
|33||Music Projects – Prince of Wales Theatre, Cadogan Hall||103|
|37||Recommendations for A4D Best Practice Project||114|
|38||A4D Project Challenges and Resolutions||115|
|Appendix 1: LAC First Contact Form||116|
|Appendix 2: Team Evaluation Questionnaire||117|
|Appendix 3: Volunteer Questionnaire||121|
|Appendix 4: Arts Organisation Questionnaire||122|
|Appendix 5: Arts Facilitator Questionnaire||125|
|Appendix 6: Culture and Health Framework||126|
|Bibliography and References||128|
|The LAC Team||130|