Art & Dementia was the first of a new series of Curator's Day events run by the Arts Council Collection in partnership with Art Fund.
Listen to the sessions below and find out more about creating Dementia Friendly spaces and resources in your gallery or museum.
According to Alzheimer’s Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is due to exceed a million by 2025. Museum and gallery collections have a vast array of stories and objects that can engage people with dementia and their carers we just need to make them accessible! The research project 'Dementia and Imagination' suggests that the benefits for people engaging with collections include ‘feeling more socially included, reports of enhanced cognitive capacities for people with dementia, and an improved quality of life.’