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Reaching the dementia population in rural areas

Elly Wilson Wickenden explains how Creative Arts East are reaching people with dementia in hard-to-reach areas in East Anglia.

Watch as Elly Wilson Wickenden (Deputy Director, Creative Arts East) explains how her organisation, an arts and community development charity in East Anglia, has through one of its programmes been focusing on reaching the hard-to-reach populations of people living with dementia.

You will hear how both social and geographical isolation can be difficult barriers to overcome when trying to reach people living with dementia. Elly also explains some of the strategies that Creative Arts East have employed for widening their reach.

How have you found out about groups and activities for those living with dementia in your area? If you have any recommendations for local groups which you feel others may benefit from knowing about, please provide information about these in the Communal Pinboard step at the end of this week.

CREDITS We would like to thank Creative Arts East for providing supplementary images for this video: Anita Staff Photograph/ Our Day Out.
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