Social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, Tate Exchange – 8 January 2020

Arts 4 Dementia, in association with Alzheimer’s Society, NHS England and NHS Improvement, invite you to the launch of “D-IAGNOSIS!” by the art activist Jane Frere to spearhead a campaign to reduce the trauma of a diagnosis of dementia.

Now that every GP has access to an NHS link worker, who can empower patients to choose their rehabilitative social prescription, GPs and link workers are being urged to refer patients to weekly arts programmes early in the diagnostic process. Sharing cultural interests with others facing similar challenges, the shock of diagnosis will be less, as they co-create dance, drama performances, art exhibitions, and give concerts.

Further information can be found here.