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Learn how to confidently deliver your own inspiring art workshops to people affected by dementia.

Early-stage dementia awareness training for the arts

Our highly valued training course will help you to understand the differences between ageing and dementia, challenge assumptions and help you to better understand the reality of how dementia affects individuals and their family members. It will provide you with the tools to develop, communicate, and deliver your own engaging and uplifting creative activities.

 

  • – Understand the various types of dementia
  • – Learn how dementia impacts people’s abilities and feelings in the early-stages
  • – Learn key communication approaches
  • – Understand the value and impact of arts based approaches
  • – Gain confidence in engaging with participants and encouraging them to develop new skills
  • – Network with like minded artists, facilitators, healthcare professionals and cultural organisations

Upcoming training events

When: Monday 4th March 2024

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: £95 (concessions available)

Future dates:

  • Monday 22nd April – English National Ballet, London
  • Monday 17th June – Online
  • Monday 5th August – In-person
  • Monday 23rd September – Online
  • Friday 8th November – In-person
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“It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day.”

“The online training course really opened my eyes. I then did some artwork in a local care home with a range of residents, dementia included. It was so uplifting and I’m so glad I had done the course first. ”

“It was an excellent day of training and one that I’m looking forward to sharing thoughts and information about with peers and colleagues. Thanks very much to all involved in the preparation and delivery.”

“I am excited to carry this training into my practice and am excited by the connection/network we have made and I hope to keep in contact and provide a spider web across the UK beyond London.”

“It was fantastic to engage with others also working in this field and having participants living with dementia. I found the style of the facilitator was excellent, inviting and inclusive.”

Concessions

We want to ensure anyone affected by dementia has access to great arts activities, including those from minority or excluded communities.

We therefore offer a discount to artists and community organisations from and working with minority communities, or who are students or struggling financially.

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Bespoke training courses

If you and your team would like to better understand dementia and explore how to deliver more activities for those affected by it, we can create a tailored training course.

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Volunteer

From supporting workshops to helping our communications, volunteers are vital to delivering our work. If you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.

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