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      Launch, Social Prescribing (Arts) for Dementia in Southwark & Lambeth in Lambeth

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      October 14, 2019

      Monday   1:45 PM

      Lambeth Palace Road
      Lambeth, Westminster SE1 7LB

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      Launch, Social Prescribing (Arts) for Dementia in Southwark & Lambeth

      "Empowering Southwark & Lambeth residents on diagnosis of a dementia to thrive through social prescribing to arts" Launch of year-long weekly arts programmes to streamline social prescribing for dementia Introduced by local council cabinet leads in culture, health and wellbeing Arts organisations present weekly "prescriptions" for people early stage dementia and their supporters Link workers introduce themselves and present requirements for prescription directories University course leaders present involvement of their students Networking for all stakeholders, GPs, primary care network link workers, memory and care services, social prescribing network, universities,  in culture, health and wellbeing, with primary care network link workers,  Arts 4 Dementia is working in partnership with Southwark Playhouse, Rambert Dance and the Garden Museum to provide a year of weekly re-energising arts workshop programmes as a social prescription for  dementia.  This follows the A4D Best Practice Conference "Towards Social Prescribing (Arts & Heritage) for the Dementias" (16 May, Wellcome Collection). This year 225,000 people in the UK - 160 in the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth - will develop a dementia, a range of incurable degenerative brain disorders, which causes anxiety, confusion, loss of confidence, often fear of stigma, depression and isolation. Now through social prescribing, with the introduction of primary care link workers, individuals and their loved ones can be directed at a very early stage to local arts opportunities that can protect against cognitive decline and override symptoms, enable them to  preserve identity, skills, sense of purpose and nurture resilience and creative interests together in the community, despite dementia.  (Programme details will be available shortly).

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