Arts 4 Dementia

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Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation

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Outreach at arts venues for people in the early stages of dementia
and their carers.

 ‘Engaging with the Arts can maximise aspects of cognitive function’, empowering people with dementia and enriching life for them and those around them’, says Dr Natalie Ryan, MRC Clinical Research Fellow at the Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College London.


People with dementia live increasingly in the present moment. Their emotions and senses appear heightened. The creative part of the brain, in people with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - the most common form of this degenerative brain disorder - can remain undamaged for years.

Involvement with the arts triggers instant reactions and responses and as such, 
  • overrides the stresses and confusion of memory loss
  • maximises brain function
  • elevates mood
  • restores personal identity
  • encourages social interactivity. 
Weekly intergenerational outreach at arts venues, with training for volunteers and interns, offers continuing professional development opportunities for arts venues and rewarding direction for people and much valued quality time in the early stages of dementia and their carers. 

For guidelines, see Best Practice Conference

To upload your event for people with memory loss, their families and carers., click here: Art and Design, Music and Dance, Poetry and Drama, Film and Photography, Gardens and Heritage

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Arts 4 Dementia
Phoenix Yard
65 King's Cross Road

Telephone: 020 7239 4954

Registered Company No: 7511427
Registered Charity No: 1140842

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