Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice

24 September, 2019 - mac, Birmingham

    Event Programme

    09.00 – 09.45 Registration

    09.45 – 10.00 Welcome Arts and dementia: how far have we travelled?

    10.00 – 11.05 PLENARY SESSION

    Professor Seb Crutch, UCL

    Douglas Noble

    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 the commissioner, provider and evaluator then the audience asks questions.

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

    > The work of Activities Organisers in care homes for people with dementia Sylvie Silver, NAPA

    > Music Therapy in care homes for people with dementia David Moore, MHA

    > A large care provider for people with dementia brings the arts in house Mark Adam CEO and David Saville, Artistic Director, Age Exchange

    > FLOURISH – interdisciplinary training of arts practitioners for work in care homes Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, CDAN

    > Creative Minds – a social enterprise for arts in care homes James Cropper, Creative Minds

    > The importance of activity for older people in care Kate Terroni, Head of Adult Services, CQC

    Parallel Session 2

    Workshop 1 – Music Facilitator Grace Meadows

    Music Therapy Ming Hung Hsu, Head of Music Therapy, MHA (TBC)

    Musical Reminiscence Malcolm Jones, Age Exchange (TBC)

    Parallel Session 3

    Workshop 2 – Dance Facilitator: Richard Coaten

    Embodied memory Richard Coaten (TBC)

    Parallel Session 4

    Workshop 3 – Reading with people with dementia Facilitator: Nicci Gerrard

    Poetry in care homes Nichola Charalambou (TBC)

    Reading with people with dementia TBC

    13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH + EXHIBITION VIEWING

    14.00-14.45 PLENARY SESSION 

    What dementia teaches us about love (and the arts) Nicci Gerrard

    Arts and Health – the umbrella for arts and dementia Victoria Hume,  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 the commissioner or provider then audience discussion with panel.

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

    > Social Prescribing NHS Speakers and speakers from arts, social care and the voluntary sector, Midlands Social prescribing network

    Parallel Session 2

    Workshop 4 – Community Arts and Music Facilitator:  Grace Meadows

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

    Cultural diversity in arts for dementia TBC

    Parallel Session 3

    Workshop 5- Drama & performance arts Facilitator: David Saville, CIC & Age Exchange

    Creating a festival with people with dementia  TBC

    Opera and dementia Healthpitch

    Parallel Session 4

    Workshop 6- Arts, music and technologyFacilitator: Kate Terroni, CQC

    Armchair Gallery Kate Duncan, Nottingham Museums

    Playlist for Life Sarah Metcalf, Playlist for Life

    16.15 CLOSE

    After the conference, CDAN and NAPA welcome delegates to make their way to the café to network with Maria Pasiecznik Parsons and Helen Fountain from CDAN and Sylvie Silver and Alison Teader from NAPA to find out more about how they support arts and activities for people with dementia.

    *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.


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