- Arts 4 Dementia believes that people living with dementia in the community - like the rest of us - have the right to enjoy life to the full.
- People's artistic and imaginative responses can remain strong for years after the onset of dementia.
- Engagement with arts brings benefits both for those with dementia and to their loved ones through sharing such experiences.
- Through our work with other agencies, Arts 4 Dementia is spreading the word and facilitating high quality arts events so that families, rather than just having to cope, can help to transform the lives of their loved ones.
To work in partnership with existing agencies to inspire and re-energise people living with dementia in the community, to bring fulfilment to their lives - and provide opportunities for quality time with their carers and loved ones - through engagement with their chosen art form.
To achieve this, we are:
- Organising the London Arts Challenge in 2012, weekly Arts Events for person and carer at arts venues, covering Art and Design, Music and Dance, Poetry and Drama, Film and Photography, Gardens and Heritage, as part of the London 2012 Inspire programme.
- Supporting other arts activities for person and carer by signposting events nationwide
- Campaigning and raising awareness of the benefits of artistic stimulation
- Providing opportunities to Volunteer for Arts 4 Dementia activities
- Providing information for Health and Care Professionals on the role of arts for people with dementia within the “Care Pathway” along with Memory Aids, Resources, including latest news and developments in arts and dementia
- Arranging an Best Practice Conferences for arts organisations and health and care professionals
- Producing a resource that will enable arts organisations to develop arts activities for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers
These activities are making and with your support will make a big and important difference to the quality of life of many people living with memory loss, their family and professional carers.