Arts 4 Dementia:- Reawakening - Living Well With Dementia Using the Arts

Short Title Reawakening - Living Well With Dementia
Category Diagnosis
Organisation Arts 4 Dementia
Contact Name Veronica Franklin Gould
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Sector Community Voluntary sector
Region Dorset
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Free weekly art, music, drama and dance sessions for people experiencing mild memory loss and early stage dementia, and their companions. They are led by arts facilitators trained to understand the challenges people face as symptoms of the various types of dementia set in, their communication needs, existing skills and how best to access them.


The idea behind Reawakening is:

  • to create and report on a regional model to integrate the use of arts into the Well Pathway for Dementia, so that it becomes natural for GPs and diagnosticians, both before and after diagnosis to recommend patients to arts (& exercise etc.) activity

  • to show how patients can be directed to arts activity to help override symptoms etc.

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