June 9, 2019

Music For Dementia

Our campaign
It is anticipated that there will be 1.14m people living with dementia in the UK by 2025, according to Alzheimer’s Research – up from around 885,000 in 2022.

What’s the change we’re seeking to make?
We believe that everyone living with dementia should have access to music as part of their care from diagnosis to end of life, whatever their age, social or economic status. This is not currently the case.

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June 19, 2019

Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia

Nicci Gerrard

Really interesting article by Nicci Gerrard about the beneficial role of the arts in helping people with dementia. The author is a novelist and author and co-founder of John’s Campaign

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence


Written in association with NAPA, the SCIE website has a dedicated page aimed at encouraging participation in the arts for people living in care homes.

Packed full of information about a wide range of arts activities including creative writing, visual arts, dance, using puppets, sculpture, music, pottery, digital arts, gardening and everyday creativity.

May 24, 2019

A Pocket Guide to Arts Activities for People with Dementia

Collective Encounters

This toolkit produced by Collective Encounters was the result of three years of creative work in Merseyside with the carers of people living with dementia.

Contains resources and guidance on how to use the arts to engage more effectively with people who are living with dementia.