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A.R.T.S. (Activities to Revitalise The Soul) for Brain Health: report launch
September 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
A4D launches report to transform diagnostic practice, to refer patients at the onset of symptoms to empowering arts to preserve brain health. This event will be held on 21st September online (via zoom),10-11.30 am, and live at The Wallace Collection, 2-3.45 pm,
Leaders in dementia prevention and innovation, culture, health and wellbeing, creative ageing and social prescribing, and GPs and memory services around the UK inform Arts 4 Dementia’s campaign to advance social prescribing as automatic practice at the onset of symptoms of dementia, to preserve brain health.
‘A.R.T.S. (Activities to Revitalise The Soul) for Brain Health ‘is the product of a two-year national programme and conferences, a social prescribing pilot workshop programme and fifteen cross sector meetings around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Informed further by academic studies, the report addresses diagnostic and social prescribing practice, modifiying risk factors for dementia through healthy and creative ageing, practice to preserve brain health, programme partnerships and funding.
The launch on World Alzheimer’s Day, ‘A.R.T.S. for Brain Health’ coincides with the review of the 2021 conference in The Lancet NEUROLOGY this month, by Professors John Gallacher and Alistair Burns. ‘A.R.T.S. for Brain Health’ aims to achieve social prescribing as automatic practice at the onset of symptoms of a potential dementia – to bridge the lonely fear-filled months until diagnosis.