Arts and Dementia in Northern Ireland

During March 2014 DSDC were involved in three exciting develoments supporting the role of creativity and the arts.

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Dementia and the Arts - Reflections on a Residential Weekend for Artists 2014
Dementia and the Arts - Reflections on a Residential Weekend for Artists 2014

Arts and Ageing programme

There is a DIAMetric blog here which explains more about all the events, which formed part of an exciting and varied Arts and Ageing month-long programme.  This is due to be repeated over the next two years as well.

Pride of place here goes to a residential weekend for artists which was funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and supported by the Dementia Services Development Trust.

The film captures the huge value and sense the artists involved gained from their time together and with DSDC.  It also brings out the feeling of collective advocacy for doing more which emerged so powerfully over the weekend.  Some of the ideas are already moving forward with more to come in time for the next two celebrations of art and ageing in 2015 and 2016.

DIAMetric will trace progress in the months ahead