Creating meaningful connections with people living with dementia

Mindful Arts

Mindful Arts

Mindful Arts is a taster session that can be tailored to the needs of any organisation or venue.

Mindful Arts is suitable for artists, creative people, theatre and community venues, arts organisations and anybody else wishing to include people living with dementia as part of their creative programme.

Mindful Arts uses a multi-arts approach to give an insight into aspects of ageing and dementia by exploring challenges within movement, word finding and memory. It is aimed at increasing awareness, confidence and skills, thereby inviting meaningful engagement and connections with people living with dementia. This taster session is suitable for all levels of experience.

Length: 2 hours to full day
Participants: 30 maximum
For enquiries and further information please contact us.

Participant feedback:

Thank you for such an invigorating, enlightening and thought-provoking workshop. Thanks for inspiring, not only me, but all the young dancers to become more interested in the elderly and dementia.

Mindful Arts ParticipantLondon February 2018


Protein invited Magdalena to deliver Mindful Arts training for our company in preparation for our rural tour of May Contain Food, May Contain You and its sister adaptation designed for older peoples care settings

Magdalena gave us a thoughtful and compassionate insight into what it’s like to experience some of the symptoms of ageing (such as loss of sight, loss of memory, increased confusion) through use of exercises, tasks and specially designed equipment. This was backed up with scientific research and factual information at a level that felt perfectly pitched for artists who are focused on delivering high quality performance for older people.

Magdalena also (and invaluably) offered a suggested framework and approach from which all of the delegates were able to take thoughts and ideas and use these to build a structure to their own practice.

The day was paced beautifully and Magdalena was particularly sensitive to the needs of the participants…upping the energy when it was needed, offering breaks when people flagged and injecting humour at appropriate times and places. She made everyone feel welcome on arrival, comfortable throughout, and much better informed after. A huge thank you from us here at Luca Silvestrini’s Protein.

Melanie PreciousCreative Producer at Protein, London