CDAN and MHA present: Music and Dementia, An Expert Seminar, Wellcome Trust, London

Some of the best evidence for the benefits of the arts for people with dementia comes from music. This FREE event will be of huge interest to anyone involved or interested in working with people with dementia using music.

Speakers and workshops feature some of the UK's leading musicians, professionals and researchers in the field.

Speakers include:

Dr Ming Hung Hsu, Lead Music Therapist, MHA
Professor Seb Crutch, UCL 
Trish Vella Burrows, Canterbury Christ Church University
Douglas Noble, Live Music Now
Dr Clare Garabedian,University of Worcester
Julian West, Music for Life

The event also includes John Killick, Dementia Positive, who will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, Poetry and Dementia.

This event is FREE to attend, but booking is essential.
Bookings via Event Brite opening shortly.

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Meet Me at the Movies: Out on the Town

Do you know anyone with memory problems or dementia who likes musicals? Then let them know about On the Town, the next Meet Me at the Movies screening at the Ultimate Picture Palace Oxford on Wednesday 10 March 2016! See flier for details.

Meet Me at the Movies for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers!

Thanks to funding from the British Film Institute, Oxford’s Ultimate Picture Palace cinema, partnered by Creative Dementia Arts Network, is putting on Meet Me at the Movies - dementia friendly screenings every first Wednesday of the month for the next 6 months.  Join us at 2.30pm on Wednesday 4 November for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers when singing and dancing are more than welcome! Tickets are £5 and include a free ice-cream from George and Delilah's. Bookings can be made via the UPP website:

Meet Me for Singin' in the Rain!

The first Meet Me at the Movies dementia friendly screening at the Ultimate Picture Palace is the absolutely classic 'Singin' in the Rain'. Join us at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20th May - tickets are £5 and includes a free ice cream! For booking details go to

Thanks to funding from the British Film Institute, Oxford’s Ultimate Picture Palace cinema, partnered by Creative Dementia Arts Network, will be putting on films for people with dementia and their carers. The monthly programme includes not only vintage favourites such as Singin’ in the Rain but also recent releases such as Far from the Madding Crowd. During school holidays, families with a relative with a dementia will be able to enjoy the Wizard of Oz and Shaun the Sheep.

10th UK Dementia Congress - Call for Presentations

Celebrating their 10th year, the next UK Dementia Congress will be held on 3-5 November 2015 at The International Centre, Telford, a spacious, purpose-built venue with ideal facilities to make this congress the biggest and best yet. As always there will be an exciting mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, workshops, symposia, posters, early bird sessions, special events and installations.

The Call for Presentations is now on their website at:

Deadline for proposals: 20 April 2015