Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2021 - 20 – 21 May 2021

‘Arts for Brain Health: Social Prescribing as Peri-Diagnostic Practice for Dementia’

An opportunity for GPs, social prescribers, arts and health organisations, educationalists and funders, innovative and creative ageing specialists, local authorities and policy makers to come together and revolutionise the world of social prescribing for brain health.

Cultural and creative activity can be transformational for those at the start of their journey with dementia.

In this conference we explore how social prescribing can unlock access to the arts and dramatically improve wellbeing and brain health.

We look at the impact of engaging in weekly creative and wellbeing activity and examine the potential for normalising social prescribing as diagnostic practice around the UK

Bringing together leading experts in the fields of arts, culture, health and wellbeing,

this online conference will highlight cross-sector referral and funding partnership practice for sustainable social prescription programmes, presenting evidence for creative ageing and debating the way forward.

Headline speakers include:

  • Baroness Greengross, A4D patron and Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia.
  • James Sanderson, Director, Personalised Care, NHSE & I; Chief Executive, National Academy for Social Prescribing.
  • Professor Craig Ritchie, Chair of the Psychiatry of Ageing, Dir, Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh and of Brain Health Scotland.
  • Professor Sir Muir Gray, Value Based Healthcare, Nuffield Department of Primary Care, The University of Oxford.
  • Christopher Bailey, Head of Arts, World Health Organisation.
  • Professor Brian Lawlor, Deputy Executive Director, Global Brain Health Institute. Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Dr Michael Dixon GP CBE, National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, NHS England & Improvement, Chair, College of Medicine, Co-Chair, International Social Prescribing Network
  • Professor Martin Marshall CBE, Chair, Royal College of GPs.
  • Dr Desi Gradinarova, Senior Policy Advisor, Wellbeing & Inclusion, Historic England
  • Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder, The Eden Project: ‘Making Natural History’

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