Heritage and Nature for Brain Health, Tuesday 10 May

The uplifting power of enjoyment of activities in nature, discovering our heritage together nurtures our resilience in the community.

Engaging in re-energising social activity from the onset of a potential dementia empowers individuals and their loved ones to preserve their brain health, combat isolating fears and nurtures sense of identity, of belonging and resilience for years longer.

Desi Gradinarova, Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion Strategy at Historic England and Historic Environment Lead at the National Academy for Social Prescribing, chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on referral to Heritage and Nature programmes. Elements of nature and a wide variety of exercise in nature explored includes connecting to nature through sensory trails and bird-watching in Australian bush, intergenerational gardening and , volunteering for health and wellbeing in a Dorset men’s shed, Nordic walking and exercise referral, archaeology on prescription in Yorkshire and green prescribing in Greater Manchester.



The webinar series is produced in partnership with Sir Muir Gray of the Optimal Ageing Programme at the University of Oxford and with Arts 4 Dementia.