Monthly Arts for Brain Health Webinars 2022, in association with Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing Programme at The University of Oxford.

Experts in culture, health and wellbeing, dementia prevention, creative ageing and social prescribing, debate the vital role of arts and wellbeing activity in protecting against cognitive decline – from the onset of potential dementia symptoms – with actions for social change.

These free webinars take place at 10-11 am on Tuesdays.

  • 11 January (Music)
  • 8 February (Drama)
  • 8 March – International Social Prescribing Day (Global)
  • 5 April (Visual Arts)
  • 10 May (Heritage and Nature)
  • 7 June (Creative Writing)
  • 5 July (Wales)
  • 6 September (Scotland)
  • 11 October (Northern Ireland)

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. Key actions will provide supporting material for the Health and Care Bill.

Upcoming webinars

Drama for Brain Health, Tues 8 February, 10-11 am

Acting in a way different from usual requires the brain to respond to a novel set of stimuli, causing new neutrons to develop and adapt, giving drama protective qualities against cognitive decline. Creating and enacting scenarios with a drama group, in allowing individuals to improvise and develop significant or amusing experiences together, can act as a medium to alleviate depression, which may be a symptom when undergoing assessment for a potential dementia. As Sir Richard Eyre, the director and patron of Arts 4 Dementia, advises continuing the discipline of learning lines. “There’s no better way of exercising the brain.” … Read more


Past events

Music for Brain Health, Tues 11 January, 10-11 am

Increase Brainability: Dance to Preserve Brain Health & Global Social Prescribing, Tuesday 7 December 2021

Social Prescribing as Diagnostic Practice, Tuesday 2 November 2021

  • Chair: Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing Programme at The University of OxfordProfessor
  • Professor Alistair Burns, NHS National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health
  • Professor John Gallacher, Professor of Cognitive Health at The University of Oxford; Director, Dementias Platform UK