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The Moment of a Diagnosis

In this video Damian Hebron explains the value of arts-based practices in the time that immediately follows a diagnosis of dementia.

In this video Damian Hebron explains the value of arts-based practices in the time that immediately follows a diagnosis of dementia.

This addresses:

  • Some of the common emotional responses that often accompany a new dementia diagnosis.

  • How people living with a new diagnosis of dementia can benefit from taking advantage of arts-based assets available to them in their communities, incorporating these into their post-diagnostic support.

  • How the London Arts in Health Forum is encouraging people with a new diagnosis of dementia to take on an element of agency in learning to live well with their condition.

People adjust to their dementia diagnosis in very different ways. If you are living with a dementia yourself, or are a friend or family member of somebody who is, how did you adjust to news of the diagnosis? With regards to taking an active role in adjusting to living with the condition, what learning would you want to share with somebody who may be going through the process now?

CREDITS We would like to thank the Cambridge University Hospital Dance Project for providing the supplementary footage for this video.
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