The popular full day A4D Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators, developed with Dementia Pathfinders, gives arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers - and an opportunity to share experiences with facilitators from other arts organisations.
Arts organisers, facilitators, project managers, workshop leaders, front of house teams and volunteer postgraduate arts students are welcome to attend. To date, we have trained almost 400 workshop leaders and managers.
Our Reawakening the Mind programme has established a workshop model for arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
We are happy to advise arts organisations, artists, dancers, animateurs, musicians, photographers and combined arts facilitators wishing to set up - ideally weekly - workshop and training programmes.
Next Early Stage Dementia Training Days for Arts Facilitators
Other Training Opportunities:
Many excellent universities offer postgraduate courses in dementia studies.
Canterbury Christ Church University provides focus on arts and health:
Sydney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, incorporating the Dementia Services Development Centre South East, offers a BSc in Dementia and researches the value of music and other participatory arts activities.
Training for people with dementia and their carers:
Alzheimer’s Society offers training for organisations and carers, and information sheets for individuals.
Dementia Pathfinders holds training events that include artistic stimulation, for carers of people with dementia.
Training for artists working with dementia:
National Institute for Creative Ageing (Providing Support for People Living with Dementia) http://www.cultureandwellbeing.org.uk/cadn) offers reducational training for artists for dementia.
Postgraduate Arts Psychotherapy Courses:
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London: MA and PgDip in Drama and Movement Therapy MA ad PgDip.
Goldsmiths, University of London: Art Therapy MA, MRes; Dance Movement Psychotherapy PhD, MPhil.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Music Therapy MA.
Institute for Art in Therapy Education, London: Integrative Arts Psychotherapy MA.
Nordoff-Robbins, London: Music Therapy PhD, MPhil, MMT.
Roehampton University: Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA, Dramatherapy MA and PgDip; Music Therapy MA, PgDip,
Anglia Ruskin University: Dramatherapy MP; Music Therapy MA.
Birmingham City University: Art Therapy ‘Art Health and Wellbeing’ MA.
Bristol, University of the West: Dramatherapy MA; Music Therapy MA
Dance Voice, UK: Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA (CCCU).
University of Derby: Art Therapy MA; Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA, Dramatherapy MA.
University of Hertfordshire: Art Therapy MA.
University of Wales, Newport: Art Psychotherapy MA; Music Therapy MA
University of Worcester: Dance Therapy PgDip, PgCert; Dramatherapy MA.
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Dance Movement Psychotherapy MSc, Music Therapy MSc.