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Greengross A4D Global Arts for Brain Health Changemakers – Rare Dementias – Conversation

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


In association with the Age Irrelevance Campaign

Greengross A4D Global Arts for Brain Health Changemakers – Rare Dementias – Conversation

More than 55 million people worldwide, 944,000 in the UK, of whom between 5% and 15% receive a diagnosis of a rare, inherited or young onset dementia. These conditions tend to occur at a younger age than Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, and can cause symptoms that are not only memory-related. These include difficulties with vision, language, movement and behavioural changes.

Rare Dementia Support UK provides support for seven rare dementias: Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), Primary progressive aphasia (PPA), Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Familial frontotemporal dementia (fFTD), Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), Lewy body dementia (LBD), Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease (YOAD.)

As people living with Rare Dementias explained in the Young Onset Conversation in October, personal expression through creative activities, whether reviving or learning afresh, spending time in nature and with others, enables enduring sense of achievement, or hope, of connection.

This Conversation, chaired by Professor Sebastian Crutch, Professor of Neuropsychology at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, will explain the neuroscience and present a range of research, lived experience and practice in the UK, members of Rare Dementias Support UK speaking on the impact of their chosen arts, Sweet Patootee Arts giving the Caribbean perspective and Eloisa Stella and Cristian Leorin of Novilunio in Padua, Italy discussing their rare dementias arts programme and their members discussing and campaigning for arts support for rare dementias in Italy

Who for?

If you work in the arts for health sector, are involved in rare dementia research or practice, innovative creative ageing, dementia prevention, social prescribing, are keen to discover new paths to preserve brain health, to enable people and their loved ones from the onset of dementia to live their best lives through creativity , join this key online conversation between world leaders in the field.


January 18
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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