Arts 4 Dementia believes that people living with dementia and their carers have the right to enjoy life to the full. Participating in arts activity, rekindling and learning new artistic skills enables them to bypass dementia symptoms and enjoy new creative experiences together.
We develop arts programmes to empower, re-energise and inspire people with early-stage dementia and carers through challenging artistic stimulation, to help them live better for longer in their own homes.
Our signposting website lists local arts events for people living with dementia in the community and dementia-friendly arts venues, serving both those looking for stimulation and providers.
Our early stage and dementia awareness training for arts facilitators enables them to deliver effective workshops.
A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often much more than they imagine.
What You’ll Find Here
A society where people with dementia regularly engage in creative activities, challenges and adventures and enjoy life to the full, in society, without stigma.
Arts 4 Dementia’s mission is to re-energise and inspire families affected by dementia, to preserve their identity, sense of purpose, interests, joy in society through participating together in challenging arts activity.
We aim to realise our mission through:
- Bringing together leaders in arts, health and wellbeing, to create links to enable social prescribing to arts to help override symptoms of dementia, from the onset.
- Partnering with arts organisations to offer weekly arts workshops for person and carer.
- Training Arts Facilitator and link workers in early-stage dementia awareness and empowering them to give insight into the challenges people face as symptoms set in, their existing skills and how best to access them.
- Signposting Arts Activities for person and carer nationwide.
- Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conferences and Seminars.
- Campaigning and raising awareness of the benefits of artistic stimulation
- Providing opportunities to Volunteer for Arts 4 Dementia.
- Providing information on Resources, the latest News and Developments in arts and dementia.
Arts 4 Dementia’s ambition is the establishment of widespread, continuing access to artistic stimulation that will enable people with dementia to live more fulfilled, active lives for longer at home and in the community.
A4D Art. The Best Medicine.
A4D workshops 2018/19- Royal Opera House, National Poetry Library, Garden Museum & Royal Court Theatre.
Katie Derham, A4D Patron and BBC face of the Proms on the launch of Reawakening the Mind
Sir Richard Eyre CBE, A4D Patron and leading UK artistic director on A4D Drama workshops
Nigel Franklin, A4D Chief Executive – a 90 second introduction to A4D in support of funding for the new website (with thanks to Mycal Miller)