Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation
1. Reawakening the Mind
2. Music Reawakening
Reawakening the Mind
Evaluation of Arts 4 Dementia's London Arts Challenge: Arts interventions to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
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Reawakening the Mind brings together research undertaken as part of A4D’s landmark pilot, London Arts Challenge (LAC) which was awarded the London 2012’s Inspire mark. Evidence gained from 17 weekly projects, covering a range of art forms (including music, photography, drama, painting, poetry and dance) was used to assess the impact of each arts activity on cognitive function and wellbeing for both the person with dementia and their carer. Participation also allowed them to access creative skills, and take part in purposeful social activity.Reawakening the Mind represents an invaluable learning stream for arts organisations throughout the UK. The evaluation supports A4D’s belief that challenging creative activities, led by expert trainers in top-quality venues can inspire people with dementia, and help them extend their active lives in their communities.Toolkit for Education OfficersThe publication includes a wealth of useful information for education officers and workshop leaders, including best practice project tips, challenges and resolutions, model contact and evaluation forms, volunteer questionnaire contacts, bibliography etc.
Music Reawakening, Musicianship and Access for Early to Mid Stage Dementia - The Way Forward provides guidance to spread music practice for people affected by early to mid stage dementia and carers nationwide.
Click the image to download the reportClick the image to download the reportMusic Reawakening is the outcome of A4D's Best Practice Symposium 2015 at London's Wignore Hall. The report presents programmes by leading opera companies, orchestras and choirs - most offered free to families affected by dementia. It illustrates music education opportunities and neurological evidence of the power ofd music to increase and maintain cognitive activity, improve wellbeing, reduce isolation in dementia and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
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