Social Prescribing – Arts activities for dementia
Arts engagement is a most effective intervention for people affected by dementia, enabling participants to experience the joy it brings and the satisfaction of their own creativity, perhaps reviving an old skill or learning a new one and exercising their brain. And while being creative, it provides an opportunity to socialise.
It is as valuable also to care givers who share a joyful experience with those they care for and the joy of seeing them flourish.
While the benefits of arts engagement are well known, finding opportunities on offer has been a challenge.
Mapped events near you
For those affected by dementia or for those offering Social Prescription
Arts 4 Dementia researches and lists arts activities around the UK (currently mainly England and Wales) by way of providing a ready and constantly updated menu of LOCAL arts activities. The current listing includes around 300 programmes, comprising thousands of events a year. Select events by
- Dementia Need (early-stage, moderate, young onset or Arts for Wellbeing)
- Art form (including Outdoor arts)
- Day or date range
- Distance from your location
To see what’s on offer near you, click Find events
Dementia-friendly arts and heritage sites too.
Know of a programme that isn’t listed?
- Tell us. We depend on the community to fill the gaps.