Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice

24 September, 2019 - mac, Birmingham

    Many thanks to our Main Sponsor

    The Importance of Connection

    Humans are essentially social beings. Human contact, touch and affection are all essential components in achieving wellbeing. Healthy relationships are a vital component of health and wellbeing. There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Imagine removing all meaningful human contact from a living person. “Connections Count” is a free social movement that has been developed to help identify the pieces that need to fit together to establish meaningful connections. Few people would choose to live in a group setting like a care home, and whilst people are in a group, most of the time they are in a group of unknown people. Without meaningful connections being created, these individuals are at risk of the profound effects of the feelings of solitary confinement inside themselves. Learning how to create sustainable, meaningful connections can make all the difference to a person’s life. Together let’s create real positive change in the way that humans connect with each other.

    ‘It’s a bit like purple rain, it’s like the sun that shines upside down; it can be anything as long as it reaches you, holds you and feels magical’ Joss, aged 11

    In Association with

    Supported by

    Associate Sponsor

    Thank you to our Exhibitors

    Connections Count

    Creative Dementia Arts Network 

    Creative Minds

    OM Interactive

    The Rhinestone Cowboy Sessions

    Vamos Theatre

    QUESTIONS OR QUERIES?

    For further information on the event or future booking enquiries, please contact Gabi on events@hawkerpublications.com

    For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact Caroline on caroline@hawkerpublications.com

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