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How can people living with dementia influence the work of an artist?

This step highlights how the practice of professional artists can be influenced by the experience working with people with dementia.

This step highlights how the practice of professional artists can be affected and influenced by the experience and process of working with people with dementia.

Hear from Barbara Stephens (Dementia Pathfinders) explaining some of the different ways in which professional dancers, who were involved in delivering a dance programme for people living with dementia in a care home setting, were challenged in their own disciplines by this novel experience. Timothy Cape (musician and educator) provides insight into how the experience of working with people living with dementia has influence his own understanding of his art form.

If you are an artist or an arts practitioner, how has the experience of working alongside people living with dementia influenced your own work?

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Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

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