Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for the Arts

The next training session is on Monday 4th March, online via Zoom

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Upcoming training dates for 2024:

For enquiries on upcoming dates and venues please email: christina@arts4dementia.org.uk

“It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day”


Become one of our 1000+ training alumni and learn how to reach people living with dementia, through the power of the arts!


Increase skills and confidence to communicate and work creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. Work towards reaching new audiences and making your practice or organisation more inclusive, increasing impact in the community.


Arts Organisations

Healthcare Professionals

Learning Teams

Arts Facilitators

Art Students



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

  • Demonstrate understanding of the various types of dementia
  • How dementia impacts on people’s abilities and feelings in the early stages
  • Explain key communication approaches
  • Describe the value and impact of arts based approaches
  • Engage participants and encourage them to develop new creative skills


£95 full day interactive training | £85 for two or more | Includes certificate of completion | Concessions available

Join 1,000+ arts facilitators trained who will reach over 18,000 people affected by dementia in 2023

Diversity and Inclusion Incentive

Dementia related stigma within ethnic minority communities is high. Communities usually receive poor support from mainstream and voluntary services, and their specific needs are often not met

David Truswell, Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity

We aim to improve opportunities for people living with dementia across all communities. Join our training and Diversity and Inclusion Incentive:

  • If you are a Black, Asian, Mixed or multiple minority ethnic community member and are delivering workshops with this focus in the community
  • Concession price of £35
  • full refund if you lead or assist in community workshop programmes post training.

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Social Prescribers

This interactive awareness training is designed to give social prescribers insight into the challenges people face at the onset of dementia, their existing skills, how arts programmes can help re-energise and inspire them to preserve identity and stay connected in the community, and how to find appropriate arts activities locally.

Bespoke Training Available

Would your organisation like to train your whole team? A4D offers bespoke training for organisations looking to develop programmes for people living with dementia, increase staff understanding of the condition, or improve community access.

A4D are also experienced in training international teams, having held bespoke sessions with simultaneous translation for arts organisations including The Garage Museum in Moscow and the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, in partnership with the British Council 2021.

Contact us for bespoke training opportunities, tailored to your needs.

“I am looking into training for the team and your offer has come highly recommended”

Learning Officer, Norwich Museums