Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementia through science and the creative arts. Creating a society that supports and includes those of us who are living with a dementia is a major challenge – and opportunity. In this course you will discover how the arts can create a common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.
Each of the four weeks will showcase current best practice, explain the limits of our current understanding, and set ambitious goals for enhancing the lives of anyone affected by one of these conditions.
What topics will you cover?
– Seeing the dementias differently through the arts and seeing the arts differently through the dementias
– How can moments be understood, experienced and measured?
– Creating Common Ground: The arts, equality and dementia
– Language & Communication: How can we change the conversation?
This course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and is recognised by its CPD recognition scheme. Learners who choose to upgrade will earn 8 CPD points on successful completion of all assessment elements.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
– Explore the emerging landscape for dementias and the arts in which artistic and cultural interventions are now being acknowledged
– Reflect upon a variety of arts-based communication strategies that can be employed to engage with people living with dementias
– Develop a qualitative appreciation of the value of ‘in the moment’ experiences
– Reflect upon the worth of scientific research in bridging clinical sciences and arts-based practices to further our ability to care for people living with dementias
– Describe the value of creating common ground, and the associated importance of shared experiences, co-creativity and equality
– Investigate the role of language and communication on the perception of dementias
– Apply knowledge to model a broader understanding of the lived experiences of people living with dementias
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