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Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2021
May 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm£10 – £80
Arts for Brain Health: Social Prescribing as Peri-Diagnostic Practice for Dementia
The aim of the Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2021 is for referral to social prescribing to re-energising arts and wellbeing activities to become natural diagnostic practice at the onset of dementia symptoms. Re-energising weekly activity empowers individuals and their partners to preserve their brain health and override strain in the lonely fear-filled months leading to diagnosis and beyond.
As arts venues open their doors and present ever more imaginative culture and creativity, poetry and drama, dance, music and movement, in and around nature, on Zoom, even as challenges occur in the brain, there is much to expand the mind.
Policy-makers, social reformers, academic specialists in brain health and dementia, innovative and creative ageing, social prescribing, primary care, arts for brain health, arts and health funders, leaders in social prescribing, culture, health and wellbeing from around the UK, will present evidence for creative ageing, highlight cross-sector referral and funding partnership practice for sustainable social prescription programmes and debate the way forward.