Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia 2021

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, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140842)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£27,221

Donations

74

Championed by Candis Club

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

  • I realise I have been working 1000% for J since his diagnosis. But when I take him to bbodance, Danielle makes a big difference for me as well. I’m doing something not only for his brain, but also for my own.

    — Carer at A4D Ballet workshop at bbodance

  • 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 at The Royal Opera House

  • I have not heard my mum so animated for ages she absolutely loved today’s session and so did my dad ...thank you so so much. They will definitely be joining next week!

    — Participant's daughter at Chatty Wednesdays art-focused lockdown Zoom group

  • Normally I’m sleepy and I would sleep in the morning but now I’ve got more energy because I enjoy the company.

    — Participant at A4D Scriptwriting workshop at The Royal Court Theatre

Situation

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.

Solution

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. After lockdown, our trainees, including independent artists, will reach over 15,000 people with dementia and carers ia year. Our signposting and advocacy work promotes access to local arts engagement for families affected by dementia across the UK.