Guides for Inclusive Programming
Reawakening the Mind (Arts 4 Dementia, London, UK)
“Arts interventions to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.” The A4D model for music, dance, drama, poetry, museums & galleries with evaluation of impacts and outcomes for organizers, volunteers, arts facilitators & arts organizations.
Programs that find meaning in memories, storytelling, letter writing, community conversations and tips for success in engagement.
“Steps involved in planning, marketing, launching and sustaining a program…based on the experience of staff, volunteers and participants in local groups.”
“Community-engaged arts programs promote the health, well-being and social inclusion of older adults…address the gap between the existing supports available for well seniors in recreation facilities and those for very frail seniors…provide a forum for exploration, imagination, and communication that can transform individual lives and profoundly impact community life.”
“It's a forum designed by and for persons with early-stage dementia and their family partners in care. The toolkit helps individuals, groups, and/or organizations plan and implement their own forums. DVDs are available featuring powerful presentations from past forums.”
“Toolkit is meant to help people and organizations host effective meetings to exchange ideas and respond to the social isolation of seniors in their communities. It contains tools, templates and support resources for hosting an ideas exchange event.”