Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice

24 September, 2019 - mac, Birmingham

    Event Programme

    09.00 – 09.40 Registration

    09.40 – 09.45 Chair`s Welcome Chair: Theresa Ellmers, Journal of Dementia Care

    09.45 – 10.05 Welcome to the day! Bow Tie Choir, Galanos House, Royal British Legion care home, Warwickshire 

    10.05 – 11.05 PLENARY SESSION

    Understanding dementia through arts Seb Crutch, Professor of Neuropsychology, Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, UCL

    A Choir in every care home Douglas Noble, Strategic Director, Wellbeing, Live Music Now

    11.05-11.30 Refreshments + Exhibition Viewing

    11.30 – 13.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

    Parallel Session 1

    Panel Discussion 

    Each panellist will give a 10 minute presentation about the arts in care homes from the perspective of NAPA, a new model of care through arts (CIC), an arts provider (Creative Arts), the head of MHA’s music therapy service, a training provider (CDAN) and an evaluator of arts projects in care homes.

    > How do we embed arts and activities in care homes? Chair

    > Supporting Activities Organisers in care homes for people with dementia Sylvie Silver,  Director, NAPA

    > Care through arts: a large care provider for people with dementia brings the arts in house Mark Adam, CEO Community Integrated Care and David Savill, Artistic Director, Age Exchange

    > Creative Minds social enterprise for arts in care homes James Cropper, Founder and Director, Creative Minds

    > A Music Therapy service run by a major care provider Ming Hung Hsu, Head of Music Therapy, MHA

    > What do evaluations of arts programmes in residential care tell us about embedding arts in care homes? Alan Dix, Director, 509 Arts

    Parallel Session 2

    Workshop 1 – Music Chair: Grace Meadows

    Intergenerational Music Making Charlotte Miller, Director, Intergenerational Music Making

    Getting music and song into all communities Grace Meadows, Programme Director, Music for Dementia 2020

    Parallel Session 3

    Workshop 2 – Dance Chair: Richard Coaten

    Embodied memory Richard Coaten, Dance Psychotherapist

    Dance in hospitals Angela Conlan, Oxford Health NHS Trust

    Parallel Session 4

    Workshop 3 – Performance arts: drama, health and wellbeing Chair: David Savill, CIC & Age Exchange

    Listening with your Eyes Rachel Savage, Artistic Director and Founder of Vamos Theatre

    Opera for health and wellbeing in dementia Camilla Vickers & Francesca Lanza, Healthpitch

    13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH + EXHIBITION VIEWING

    14:00-14:05 CHAIR’S WELCOME BACK Chair: Elizabeth Mills, CDAN

    14.05-14.45 PLENARY SESSION 

    What dementia teaches us about love (and the arts) Nicci Gerrard, author, journalist and co-founder of John’s Campaign

    Arts and Health Victoria Hume, Director, Culture Health and Well Being Alliance

    14.45 – 16.15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

    Parallel Session 1

    Panel Discussion

    Each panellist will give a 10 minute presentation about engaging people with dementia in arts in the community from the perspective of arts and music providers and the NHS with 30 minutes of questions and an audience discussion with the panel.

    > Social Prescription of arts and dementia in the community Chair: Victoria Hume, Culture Health and Well Being Alliance

    > Sustaining and expanding holistic Social Prescribing practice Dr Richard Kimberlee, SW Social Prescribing Network 

    > Making Music available for everyone living with dementia Grace Meadows, Programme Director, Music for Dementia 2020

    > The importance of partnerships work between health and arts in Socila Prescribing Kate Parkin, Equal Arts and Dr Charlotte Allen, Consultant Psychiatrist, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Lead, Newcastle

    > Arts Council England and Social Prescribing,  Alison Foote, Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences, Arts Council England 

    Parallel Session 2

    Workshop 4 – Community arts and music Chair: Helen Fountain, CDAN

    Turtle Song – musical composition for people with dementia and their carers Clare Coaché, Director and Richard Barnard, Composer, Turtle Key Arts, English Touring Opera and Royal College of Music

    Building community through the arts Malcolm Jones, Age Exchange

    Parallel Session 3

    Workshop 5- Reading with people with dementia Chair: Nicci Gerrard 

    Reading poetry with people with dementia in care homes Nichola Charalambou, Creative Writes

    Hearing the voice of people with dementia John Killick, Dementia Positive

    Parallel Session 4

    Workshop 6- Arts, music and technology

    Armchair Gallery: digital journeys into arts venues (without leaving your chair) Kate Duncan, City Arts, Nottingham 

    Why Playlist for Life works Sarah Metcalf, Chief Executive, Playlist for Life

    16.15 CLOSE

    After the conference, NAPA and CDAN invite delegates to join round tables to find out more about NAPA and CDAN, and how they support arts and activities for people with dementia. All those working in care homes, involved or interested in the arts are welcome.

    *Please note, this is not a final programme. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers and etc should this become necessary.  For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.

    To find out more about the NAPA Benefit Dinner on 24th September at the Malmaison Birmingham, please click here


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