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Heritage and Nature to Preserve Brain Health – From Despair to Desire

May 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:20 am

Leaders across culture, health and social prescribing discuss the role of heritage and nature in protecting against cognitive decline.

Dr Desi Gradinarova, Senior Policy Advisor, Wellbeing and Inclusion Strategy at Historic England and Historic Environment Lead at the National Academy for Social Prescribing, will chair a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, on referral to Heritage and Nature programmes.

The idea of these free monthly Arts for Brain Health webinars – in association with Sir Muir Gray, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme at the University of Oxford – is to help advance social prescribing practice and clarify cross sector communications to empower people to preserve their brain health, interests and sense of belonging in the otherwise fear-filled isolating months/years leading to diagnosis of a potential dementia.

On 10 May, speakers present a range of outdoor, wildlife, archaeological, conservation and carpentry and the social prescribing route, raising awareness from participant to heritage and nature activity.

Who for?

If you work in a heritage, natural environment or wellbeing organisation, or in the field of creative ageing, social prescribing, dementia prevention or wish to extend your programmes for early-stage dementia to people at the very onset – keen to preserve their cultural interests – or are already running such programmes for individuals and family partners and wish to know more about the social prescribing referral route to Heritage and Nature opportinutes, this webinar shares insights, progress and learning from experts in healthy ageing, regional leads in Culture Health and Wellbeing and Social Prescribing, programme leads in Archaeology on Prescription, Durlston Country Park, Stepping into Nature, and the Clinical Champion Lead at the National Academy for Social Prescribing.


May 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:20 am
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