Your Creativity Age of Creativity Festival Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019 Towards Social Prescribing (Arts and Heritage) for Dementia The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock, calls for social prescribing for dementia:“We should value the arts for not only bringing meaning and dignity to our lives, but for their power to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing. It’s scientifically proven. Access to the arts and social activities improves people’s mental and physical health. It makes us happier and healthier,” he declared at the Social Prescribing Conference and World Dementia Council summit. Who For? GPs, social prescribers and those working with the arts, heritage, creativity, memory and care services.The Programme, introduced by Veronica Franklin Gould, President, Arts 4 DementiaSpeakers:Baroness Greengross, Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on DementiaAlexandra Coulter, Culture, Health & Wellbeing AllianceDr Daisy Fancourt, UCL presents cultural engagement as protection against cognitive declineProfessor Sebastian Crutch, neuropsychologist, UCLDr Michael Dixon, National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, NHS EnglandPlenary Debate:Professor Martin Green, CEO, Care England,Dr James Sanderson, Director Personalised Care, NHS England,Dr Charles Alessi GP, Dementia Lead, Public Health EnglandJanet Morrison, Chair, The Baring Foundation.Arts for early-stage dementia:Poetry with Nick Makoha, Peter and June MillettChoir and organ, with Gemma DixonSocial Prescribing (Arts & Heritage) for Dementia process models, creative befrienders & training, chaired by Dr Simon Opher GP, ArtliftNicky Taylor, West Yorkshire Playhouse, with Leeds NHS CCG prescriberKathryn Gilfoy, Resonate Arts with West London NHS CCG prescriberKate Parkin, Equal Arts, Creative rRts Challenge and Creative FriendsLaunch of ArtsPALs, volunteer creative befriender consortiumBogdan Chiva Giurca, Founder & Chair NHS England Social Prescribing Student Champion SchemeEvaluationProfessor Helen Chatterjee on evaluation of social prescribing projects for dementia.