Arts for Brain Health: Social Prescribing as Peri-Diagnostic Practice for Dementia
Since 2009 UK organisation Arts 4 Dementia has developed arts programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia, and their carers. They connect with education departments, memory services care teams and agencies including the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Dementia Pathfinders, memory and care services.
At their 2020 conference CAI Founder Dominic Campbell spoke alongside WHO Head of Arts Christopher Bailey, John Gallacher, Professor of Cognitive Health, The University of Oxford, Director, Dementias Platform UK,, Professor Sir Muir Gray, Value-Based Healthcare, Nuffield Department of Primary Care, The University of Oxford and Dr Michael Dixon GP, National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, NHSE&I, Chair, College of Medicine, Co-Chair, International Social Prescribing Network, on how the multiple challenges of longer lived populations, neurodegeneration and isolation be addressed through empathy, creativity and transformed narrative.
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