Creativity and dementia
‘Age of Creativity’ is a network that champions the arts, culture, and creative activities for older people.
Why take part?
It can be increasingly difficult to take part in mainstream artistic activities as you age. These activities are not built with the older generation in mind. Age of Creativity focuses on delivering accessible participation in creative and cultural activities for those who may otherwise struggle to.
The network is lead by, with, and for, older people, so you can be sure that it’s built with you in mind.
How it can help you
“Creativity comes to all of us at different times, but always at the right time!”
Creative work is said to calm, settle, or even regain control of our minds. This can be especially important for those living with dementia. Art can be an escape, where we don’t have to worry about remembering the shopping list or where we put our keys. Instead, we can harness the power of our creative minds, translating our imagination into reality.
The Age of Creativity website is often updated with new projects, intitiatives and infromation regarding ageing and the arts.
Age of Creativity, in partnership with older people across oxfordshire, have created a Challenge Pack with 31 creative ideas and prompts.