Are you running or thinking about events for families affected by dementia? A4D can help and can promote your events.
A4D develops, encourages, supports and signposts stimulating arts workshops for people affected by early stage dementia and trains facilitators and managers in dementia awareness to enable them to deliver great workshops.
Our full day Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations is always popular. To date 520 arts facilitators and managers have taken the training and they are now creating events for around 10,000 people affected by dementia a year.
We have a few places available for the next full day training at The Barbican, London on Thursday 7 December. If you or a colleague would like to attend, I would encourage you to reserve your place.
If you have already taken an A4D training, please feel free to forward this to a colleague who may wish to attend.
The training starts at 10.30 am (registration from 10) to allow time to get to London. The cost is just £85 or £75 each for two or more from the same organisation.
REGISTER for 7 Dec Training at The Barbican: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-stage-dementia-awareness-training-for-arts-organisations-at-barbican-centre-tickets-39723350611
The aim of the day is to give you greater understanding of the challenges people face as the various types of dementia set in, their communication needs, their existing skills and how best to access them.
This will enable you to engage their interest from the start and give you the confidence to lead successful and fulfilling workshop programmes for people experiencing early-stage dementia and their carers.
You will be able to network and share examples of best practice with other arts facilitators. If you have any questions about the event or about how we can support you in your own workshops, please feel free to call or email me.
New website to promote your dementia friendly events
I'd also like to take this opportunity to invite you to check out the new mobile-friendly arts4dementia.org.uk website designed to enable people in your area easily and quickly to find your events, which you can promote free of charge. This is the only national listing of arts events for families affected by dementia.
About Arts 4 Dementia
A4D arranges arts workshops and aims to
Increase the availability of engaging, challenging workshops for dementia across art forms.
Encourage memory/dementia services to direct patients towards arts workshops from diagnosis.
Ensure that those looking for arts workshops can find them, by providing free signposting.
Spread best practice through trainings and conferences for arts facilitators and publications (see below)