Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia 2020

Delivering challenging arts opportunities together with arts organisations to stimulate and inspire those living with dementia at home and their carers, training arts facilitators and signposting arts opportunities nationwide for those facing the shock of a dementia diagnosis.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140842)

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Championed by Lake House Charitable Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • OtherOther


United Kingdom


1. Lack of confidence and sense of self-worth following the shock of a diagnosis of dementia. 2. Particular distress for care givers as they see their loved one losing their abilities while they themselves face increasing and often debilitating physical and emotional demands. 3. Lack of suitable high-quality provision for people living with early-stage dementia in the community (as opposed to in residential care). 4. Difficulty finding such provision as exists.


We will be working with major arts organisations, training their teams and partnering with them to deliver inspirational seed workshop programmes for people with early-stage dementia and their carers. Our trainees, including independent artists, will reach over 14,000 people with dementia and carers. Our signposting and advocacy work promotes access to local arts engagement for families affected by dementia across the UK.

  • We have fun, we laugh: you don't feel like you have dementia when you're here. I'm not worried about anything when I'm here.

    — Participant at A4D Dance Workshop

  • He used to draw years ago but stopped when he got sick. Ever since the programme started, he's been drawing again. He draws anything he sees!

    — Participant at A4D Visual Arts Workshop