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Dementia training for arts facilitators at National Gallery, 28 September

13 July 2017

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.

Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and [the A4D workshop] insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day. 
Trainee, Garden Museum, July 2017.

Eventbrite - Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations at The National Gallery, London

Summary
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 Facilitators

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 community.


DATE AND TIME

Thursday, 28 September 2017

10:00 – 17:00

LOCATION

National Gallery (Sainsbury Wing)
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN

For more details of what the day will include, please see the programme below.

To book, either head straight to Eventbrite, or contact:

Imelda Dooley Hunter (Arts 4 Dementia administrator)
020 7239 4954
admin@arts4dementia.org.uk


Programme (approximate timings)

10.00 Registration

10.30 Welcome - A4D on "Identity"

10.45 Dementia Pathfinders discuss ageing, memory loss, dementia types, person-centred care
Keith Oliver film - the challenges of young onset Alzheimer's;

1.15 Lunch

2.00 Components of Communication, skills, challenges, analysis
Understanding behaviours, changing needs of participants

3.15 Tea break

3.30 A4D workshops, challenging approach to lift fog of dementia and release creative impulse
A4D workshop model; aims and objectives, challenges and resolutions; funding, 
referrals including signposting through A4D and other arts and health networks;
How else A4D can help.

4.30 Sharing of Practice

5.00 Close

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 stages
  • 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 participants
  • Engage the interest of participants with early-stage dementia and encourage them to develop new creative skills


Refreshments

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and in morning and afternoon breaks.

You are welcome to bring a packed lunch on the premises or you can purchase lunch at nearby shops and cafes.

Eventbrite - Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations at The National Gallery, London

Testimonials from Previous Trainings

I feel I have a better understanding of the complexities and symptoms of those living with dementia, as well as an increased awareness and concern for their carers. 
Trainee, Putney Arts Theatre, July 2016.

I understand now that people are individuals and that dementia should not take away that identity.
Trainee, Jewish Museum, September 2016.

Excellent information on dementia and best practice; it challenged my assumptions! 
Trainee, Natural History Museum, December 2016.

Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and [the A4D workshop] insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day. 
Trainee, Garden Museum, July 2017.

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