Becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue: a practical guide

SCIE Social Care Online
Alzheimer's Society
Publication date:
01 January 2015


A guide for arts venue managers and staff on how to make the environment, facilities and programming of arts venues accessible to people with dementia, their families and carers. The guide covers: community engagement and where to find information and support to engage with people living with dementia and their carers; accessibility and how to publicise a venue to people with dementia and making it a welcoming and safe space; how to programme events and activities that take people with dementia needs into account. This guide contains examples of successful initiatives around the country and a list of resources that provide more in-depth information about becoming dementia friendly.