Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019 will be held at Wellcome Collection, London. Leaders in health and social care, social prescribing and arts practice for dementias will present SP as pre- and post-diagnostic support for dementias. Speakers include
'¢ Baroness Greengross, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Dementia
'¢ Award-winning poet Nick Makoha and A4D participants.
'¢ Dr Daisy Fancourt on culture as protection against cognitive decline
'¢ Professor Sebastian Crutch, neuropsychologist, Created Out of Mind
'¢ Dr Michael Dixon, National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, NHS England
'¢ Plenary Debate on the way forward for SP for dementias:
o Dr James Sanderson, Head of Personalised Care, NHS England
o Charles Alessi, Dementia Lead, Public Health England
o Professor Martin Green, CEO, Care UK
o Janet Morrison, CEO, Independent Age.
'¢ Arts organisations and their prescribers
'¢ Professor Helen Chatterjee on evaluation of SP projects for dementias
'¢ ArtsPALs, a volunteer creative befriender consortium, will be launched to support SP for individuals.