Early-Stage Dementia Awareness training of Arts4Dementia


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cultural and Education section of the British Embassy in Moscow start accepting applications to take part in the Early-Stage Dementia Awareness training, developed by the British organization Arts4Dementia.

Organized as part of the Museum's inclusive program and the UK – Russia Creative Bridge 2021–2022 international program, the training is a preparatory stage for working with elder people diagnosed with dementia. Participants will acquire general information about the different types of dementia and their impact on the physical and emotional state of a person; they will learn the basics of communication with people with early-stage dementia and their carers, as well as various art therapy techniques.

Workers of cultural institutions and specialized nonprofit organizations that seek to develop programs for working with people with early-stage dementia are invited to take part. The workshop will be delivered by Arts4Dementia specialists.


The training will take place online via Zoom on November 23 from 13:00 to 17:30 and on November 24 from 18:15 to 20:00 (presence at both sessions is obligatory).

Participants will have access to simultaneous interpretation into Russian and Russian Sign Language.

Participation is free, applications are accepted until 23:59, November 14, 2021.

The selection results will be announced on November 17, 2021.



Arts4Dementia is a British charity dedicated to providing equal access to creativity for people with dementia and de-stigmatizing dementia in general. Arts4Dementia conducts workshops for the staff of social and cultural organizations, who subsequently develop local art programs for people with dementia.



Aubrey Maasdorp is a specialist in dealing with dementia in cultural institutions. In addition to her main job at Arts4Dementia, Aubrey designs workshops on ethnocultural diversity in various public and private companies.

Cicely Ryder-Belson is a Social Prescribing Coordinator at Arts4Dementia. She coordinates dance and theater workshops (as well as stage productions at Southwark Playhouse) and collaborates with local health authorities on the development of a referral system for providing support to people with dementia.