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Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations at The Natio...

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The National Gallery

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WC2N 5DN

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Summary
This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D).

Course Duration
Full day training workshop.

Course Title
Arts 4 Dementia: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators

Suitable for
Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students. Organisational staff in areas focused on learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach, audience development, or visitor programmes.

Aim 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. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

Programme (approximate timings)

10.00 Registration
10.30 Welcome - A4D on "Identity"
10.45 Dementia Pathfinders discuss ageing, memory loss, dementia types, person-centred care, and show Keith Oliver film - the challenges of young onset Alzheimer's

1.15
Lunch

2.00 Components of Communication, skills, challenges, analysis, followed by understanding behaviours and the changing needs of participants
3.15 Tea break
3.30 A4D workshops, challenging approach to lift fog of dementia and release creative impulse
A4D workshop model; aims and objectives, challenges and resolutions; funding, referrals including signposting through A4D and other arts and health networks;
How else A4D can help.
4.30 Sharing of Practice

5.00 Close

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the various types of dementia and how these impact on people's abilities and feelings in the early stages
  • Explain the key communication approaches
  • Describe with confidence the value of arts based approaches when working with people with early stage dementia
  • Explain the impact of Arts 4 Dementia's re-energising approach for participants
  • Engage the interest of participants with early-stage dementia and encourage them to develop new creative skills

Testimonials from Previous Trainings

It was an excellent day: very throught-provoking with lots of ideas to take forward.

I gained a different outlook on attitude towards engaging with those with dementia.

I feel very motivated and re-energised about my work.

And from the last one:
Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and [the A4D workshop] insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day.

Venue
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.

Refreshments
Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and in morning and afternoon breaks.
You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or you can purchase lunch within the National Gallery or at nearby shops and cafes.

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Training provided by Dementia Pathfinders
Arts 4 Dementia is facilitating the training which will be provided by Dementia Pathfinders. Details of the event including the identity of the trainer may be subject to change. n the unlikely event of the training being cancelled, Arts 4 Dementia will be liable only for reimbursement of the cost charged to participants for the training.

Photography
We reserve the right to take video and/or still photographs of participants which may be used in Arts 4 Dementia and Putney Arts Theatre publicity material.

Refunds
Arts 4 Dementia is not able to offer refunds to delegates unable to attend. A delegate unable to attend may appoint a replacement delegate by advising the name, organisation represented and email address of the replacement by email to admin@arts4dementia.org.uk before the start of the training.

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GETTING THERE

By tube and train:
  • The nearest stations are Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines).
  • Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby.
  • Please check TFL for up-to-date tube and train information.

By bus:
  • Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.
  • Please check TFL for up-to-date bus information.



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