The uplifting power of cultural and creative activity 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.
Kamran Malik, CEO of Disability Rights UK opens the debate with a statement from hospital, the social prescribing pathway is discussed, and the science and efficacy of arts for a range of disabilities are debated, involving learning disabilities, drama, dance, music for the deaf, museum accessibility in New York, visual arts and poetry for the blind and visually impaired, as well as disability arts in Scotland and Wales.
Disability Arts for Brain Health, Tuesday 4 October 2022, 2 – 4 pm BST, with BSL interpreters.
- CHAIR: Dr Rashmi Becker MBE, (with message from Kamran Mallick, CEO, Disability Rights UK)
- Dr Michelle Howarth, Lead: National Social Prescribing Network Special Interest Group: Nursing
- Dr Lucy Burke, Principal Lecturer, Centre for Culture & Disabiliity Studies at Liverpool Hope University.
- Dr Rashmi Becker MBE, Founder, Step Change Studios, London.
- Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, Director of Engagement, English National Ballet ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’
- William Ogden, Trustee Director of Decibels, Music for the deaf
- Nabil Shaban, Actor, activist, co-founder, Graeae Theatre for disabled people.
- Rebecca McGinnis, Senior Managing Educator for Accessibility, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Furrah Syed FRSA, Artist, Educator, Colour Energy Specialist, Visual arts for the blind and visually impaired
- Dr. Beverley Duguid, founder of InsightMind poetry for the visually impaired
- Ruth Fabby MBE, Director, Disability Arts Cymru.
- Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director, Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians
- Veronica Franklin Gould FRSA (President, Arts 4 Dementia)
The webinar series is produced in partnership with Sir Muir Gray, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme at the University of Oxford and with Arts 4 Dementia.