Dementia and Imagination Training

Date: Thursday 18 February

Time: 10.00 – 12.30                      

Delivered by: Equal Arts

About the event

Supporting improved communication for those working with and welcoming people living with dementia and their care-givers.

Offering an interactive and active learning approach, the training provides participants with an understanding of the imagination model in engaging with people living with dementia. 

Training will support improved confidence to create inclusive, dementia-friendly creative opportunities that are ‘inspired by imagination’ and fuelled by the imagination of the group or audience.

Equal Arts’ training supports training participants to:

  • Gain an understanding of the effects of dementia
  • Recognise the value of an imagination approach to communication and delivery
  • Support a user-led approach to developing and delivering inclusive, dementia-friendly creative opportunities
  • Understand the importance of multi-sensory exploration and how to address all five senses in workshops
  • Explore the art of improvised story-telling to aid communication and stimulate imagination
  • Trial new creative techniques to build confidence and time for reflection

About the facilitators

Equal Arts, a leading creative ageing charity based in the North East of England, aims to improve older people’s wellbeing and quality of life through creativity.

Equal Arts delivers sector training and creative programmes supporting older people at risk of isolation and/or living with long term health conditions including dementia.

The session will be run by two facilitators: Kate Parkin, Creative Age Programme Manager at Equal Arts, and Claire Ford, a workshop leader, training facilitator and artist

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