Welcome to Arts 4 Dementia!
Arts 4 Dementia offers, lists and signposts stimulating arts opportunities for people living with dementia in the community nationwide. Now, when older people are more alone than ever – and carers’ needs for socialising and self expression are also desperate – we are delivering interactive inspirational arts programmes accessible from home, which participants enjoy together, all free of charge; we train arts workshop leaders to deliver their own and we research and signpost wide-ranging arts workshops, interactive experiences and performances, so that people affected by dementia can find opportunities online or nearby.
You can help transform the lives of people living with dementia in the community by supporting Arts 4 Dementia here!
If you live with early-stage dementia or care for someone with dementia, you can join our friendly Chatty Wednesdays weekly Zoom group – chat, with opportunities, if you like, to express yourself through art, maybe creating and showing a painting or drawing, or reading a poem or with music. CLICK for more information.
You can also find:
One-off events or workshop programmes – to stimulate people affected by dementia in the community, or (under Arts for Wellbeing), stimulating opportunities to help prevent onset. We are now listing a wide range of workshops, performances and experiences accessible remotely.
Enter your location to find opportunities near you. You can select your favourite art form and can sort the list by time (soonest first) or distance away . CLICK for Events listing (or here to post your own event).
Sites of special interest with trained staff and features designed to make life easier for people affected by dementia which may include: Talks, Guided tours, Free daytime recitals, Relaxed performances/screenings, Wellbeing walks and Workshops for dementia. CLICK for sites listing.
Resources for families, arts venues, care and social services, including a wealth of useful information on organisations of interest, arts in dementia care, carers’ organisations and much more. For arts organisations, there’s a list of Dementia-Trained Arts Facilitators and free Reports with arts workshop Case Studies, tips and hints and useful contacts. CLICK for Resources listing.
We depend on the community to tell us about events not yet listed! We don’t know about every event and we would welcome your feedback about the site or about any programmes and events or dementia-friendly arts and heritage sites that we haven’t listed.