Arts 4 Dementia and Alzheimer’s Society: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators
A one-day workshop for arts facilitators who work, or wish to work, creatively with people with dementia, especially in the early stages
THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER 2014, 10.00am – 4.00pm
SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE, MARKET PLACE, SPALDING, LINCS, PE11 1SS
Aims of the day
To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia, and their carers.
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate their understanding of the early stages of dementia and how it impacts on people’s abilities and feelings
- Explain the key communication approaches when responding to people experiencing different realities or with muddled verbal communication
- Describe with confidence the value of arts based approaches when working with people in the early stages of dementia
- Explain the impact of Arts 4 Dementia’s re-energising approach for participants
Suitable for: Arts facilitators, workshop leaders and postgraduate arts students
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided
Freelance artists £10
Organisations £150 (salaried staff)
LIMITED PLACES ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE BOOK THROUGH THE SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE BOX OFFICE
OPEN: 9.30am and 8.30pm MONDAY TO SATURDAY, TEL: 01775 764777
This event has been support funded by South Holland District Council ward councillors and organised by Carol Parker on behalf of Lincolnshire Artist Forum in partnership with the South Holland Centre.
Arts4Dementia’s aims are to improve care outcomes for people living with dementia through delivery of expert, up to date and engaging training to arts facilitators who are interested in providing or assisting with creative care and support for people living with the disease.