Imelda Dooley Hunter / Nigel Franklin
020 7239 4954
Phoenix Yard, 65 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9LW
At Arts 4 Dementia, we help people living with dementia to live better for longer in the community through empowering arts engagement.
Based in London, we:
– develop innovative pilot arts workshop programmes with London Arts Venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers
– uniquely signpost arts events nationwide on our website www.arts4dementia.org.uk enabling families affected with dementia in the community and clinicians looking for stimulation for their patients easily to find opportunities nearby
– provide early-stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators and encourage and support them in delivering person-centred arts programmes for dementia. The 600 facilitators we have trained to date will reach well over 10,000 people with dementia and carers this year.
A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine.
Why. Creative skills can remain vibrant for years after the onset of dementia. Neuroscientists and psychologists, as well as A4D’s evaluation, conferences and reports, have demonstrated that engaging in artistic activity is a highly effective non-pharmacological way to reawaken and re-stimulate cognitive ability.
A gift of just 1% helps us give people affected by dementia access to stimulating arts opportunities.