One in three of us is touched by dementia.
820,000 people in England and Wales today have been diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer’s Research UK, 2010). Two-thirds – half a million people – live in the community, struggling with memory loss, confusion, increasingly distressed and isolated by the perceived stigma associated with dementia.
Because the creative part of their brain can remain undamaged for years, engaging in arts activity elevates sufferers above symptoms of dementia.
Arts 4 Dementia bridges a vital gap in dementia care - Creative activity stimulates the brain!
Arts 4 Dementia seeks to relieve their stress, to provide quality time for them, their families and carers through artistic stimulation.
We are a new charity, with an ambitious programme at leading arts venues around London in 2012, providing arts activities for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers and signposting activities nationwide.
Our work is helping people to maximise their cognitive function through artistic stimulation as social therapeutic intervention. Arts 4 Dementia is arousing interest and joy, as sufferers rediscover their singing voice, a once-familiar tune, recall deeper memories, look closer at the detail in paintings, and draw on natural emotional response to discuss the artist’s intention.
Major donations from individuals, charitable trusts and foundations enable Arts 4 Dementia to provide life-transforming weekly sessions for person and carer free of charge. To find out more about how we could work with you to make a significant difference to the lives of people affected by dementia, please contact Veronica Franklin Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone: 020 8780 5217.