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A4D is pleased to announce the next Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations to be held at The National Gallery on Thursday 28 September. Bookings are now open.


Arts 4 Dementia warmly invites arts organisations learning managers,

facilitators, artists and healthcare professionals to book a place on our

upcoming Early Stage Dementia Awareness training at The National Gallery.


This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts

4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp,

with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D).

Course duration

Full day training workshop.

Course title

Arts 4 Dementia: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts


Suitable for

Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and

postgraduate arts students. Organisational staff in areas focused on

learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach,

audience development, or visitor programmes.

Aim of the day

To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and

confidence in communicating and working creatively with people

experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help

organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their

institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the


Learning outcomes

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

• Demonstrate their understanding of the various types of dementia

and how these impact on people’s abilities and feelings in the early


• Explain the key communication approaches

• Describe with confidence the value of arts based approaches when

working with people with early stage dementia

• Explain the impact of Arts 4 Dementia’s re-energising approach for


• Engage the interest of participants with early-stage dementia and

encourage them to develop new creative skills