hy become a dementia-friendly arts venue?
There is a moral case. Everyone is entitled to participate in the arts. This is part of being human and doesn't change with a dementia diagnosis.
There is a health and wellbeing case. There is now good scientific evidence for the positive effects of the arts on the physical and mental health of people living with dementia (see Appendix)
There is an artistic case. Working alongside people with dementia can inspire creativity and motivate artists to produce great art.
There is a powerful business case. There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this figure is set to rise as the population ages. This number, together with carers of people with dementia, represents an enormous audience that some arts venues might neglect.