Events & Courses
Early stage dementia training for Arts Facilitators
25 February 2021
Arts 4 Dementia is running an interactive online training session, led by Aubrey Maasdorp, to provide arts facilitators with information, ideas and skills to use when working creatively with people in the early stages dementia

This is a full day workshop from 10am - 5 pm with an hour break for lunch.


The aim of the training day is to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. It will also help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community, particularly through remotely accessible activities.


The programme and approximate timings for the day are as follows:

10:00:  Welcome - A4D on "Identity"
10:15: Trainer Aubrey Maasdorp discusses ageing, memory loss, dementia types
11:30 - 11:45: Break
11:45: Show Keith Oliver video - the challenges of young onset Alzheimer's, Person Centred Care
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch
13:45: Components of communication, skills, challenges, analysis, followed by understanding behaviours and the changing needs of participants.
15:00 - 15:15: Break
15:15: A4D workshops with Roberta Mazur and Ellen Wilson, challenging approach to lift fog of dementia and release creative impulse, how to deliver effective virtual programmes.
16:00: Sharing examples of good practice.
16:30: A4D workshop model; aims and objectives, challenges and resolutions; funding, referrals including signposting through A4D and other arts and health networks;
How else A4D can help.
17:00: Close

>> The fee for this training session is £85 for a single ticket or a reduced rate of £75 if booking two or more


For more information and to book your place, please visit:



Venue Details:
Online via Zoom