In collaboration with MHA, CDAN presents:
Arts, Dance, Music and Dementia: from Professional Practice to
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Sheffield Hallam University
Our 6th Creative Dementia Arts Network conference will deliver an excellent varied programme that blends research with practice, lectures with workshops, and space and time for networking. This conference not only meets the professional development needs of specialist practitioners and many others working in arts and dementia but is also a highly informative event for those with a professional or personal interest in arts and/or dementia.
Our conference programme enables those attending to:
'¢Learn about the latest developments in research, policy and practice in arts, dance and music for people with dementia
'¢Gain insights into engaging people with dementia to participate in arts, dance and music and successful programming in arts, health and social care
'¢Take action by using knowledge gained to promote innovation and change and increase opportunities for people with dementia to engage in the arts at local level
This year we are fortunate to have Ming Hung Hsu, Lead Music Therapist, MHA, as our keynote speaker whose presentation about music and dementia will draw on both his extensive practice and his doctoral study.
Delegates will once again be able to choose from a range of high quality workshops in fine arts, digital arts, music, singing, dance, poetry, creative writing, film led by experienced practitioners who are recognised champions for arts and dementia.
Besides showcasing best practice, this year's conference asks the question ' what needs to change in order that creative arts approaches and therapies, that we know work for people with dementia, become mainstream provision?
Social prescription offers one way of achieving this goal but bolder and more imaginative commissioning is called for.
Our second keynote is a forum led by Alex Coulter, Director of Arts and Health South West who provided the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing, with the pioneering Rotherham Social Prescribing Service, and the author and founder of John's Campaign, Nicci Gerrard, will reflect on her experience of changing NHS processes and systems in the aftermath of the death of her father who had dementia.
This conference will be of particular interest to
'¢ Arts, dance and music therapists, community arts practitioners, arts organisations and arts venues
'¢NHS staff including Clinical Commissioners, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses and care staff
'¢Local council staff including commissioners, managers, arts and culture officers
'¢Care Providers including voluntary organisations, care homes, extra care housing, day centres and support services for people with dementia living at home.
'¢Academics, researchers and students especially those on professional arts courses
'¢Other professionals with an interest in arts and dementia including government agencies and journalists
'¢People with dementia, family members and friends ' many of our masterclasses and workshops are interactive and leaders will take account of your needs. We also have quiet spaces available which can help you pace your involvement throughout the day.
'¢NB Besides staff, volunteers are particularly welcome
For all information about booking, travelling and exhibiting, please visit www.cdan2017.co.uk