the mindSCAPE Project
has been
developed to enable people living with dementia, their carers both family and professional, to reconnect with the landscape in a sociable and creative way.

Artspace Cinderford are the Project Co-ordinators who will be managing and developing the programme. To help us to make the project reflect your interests please add your views to the poll at the bottom of the page.

Take a closer look at mindSCAPE blog here 

As the Big Lottery funded project developed we found that people living with dementia felt isolated, unable to access the landscape of the Forest of Dean and feeling they had lost opportunities to meet people and take part in events and activities.
We worked in partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest of Dean District Council, Dementia Adventure , the Alzheimer's Society and with the Forest of Dean Dementia Alliance in setting up the mindSCAPE Project .
MindSCAPE is now currently working towards making the Forest of Dean a Dementia Friendly Community
Pictured from right are Tracey Copley, Early onset Dementia Nurse, Roger Drury, Viv Shorney Alzheimer's Society, Councillor Carole Allaway-Martin, Mark Harper MP, Derek Coates mindSCAPE Dementia Champion, Lena Maller Dementia Alliance and Hannah Elton-Wall mindSCAPE Project Co-ordinator Artspace Cinderford.

mindSCAPE Programme
All sessions held on Tuesday mornings from 11am - 1.30pm. Each session includes a fabulous lunch and free transport if required. To take part in any further workshops you must book on the sessions by contacting Hannah Elton-Wall on 01594 825 111 ext 4 email hannah@artspacecinderford.org

Dementia Champions
and Friends

We are looking for people who would like to volunteer to be a Dementia Champion or Friend. You could already be a carer or a family member.  We offer First Aid and Dementia Awareness training so if you are able to volunteer for an hour or so every couple of weeks you could gain knowledge and understanding about how to work creatively with people living with dementia and help us in making the Forest of Dean into a Dementia Friendly community. If you are interested contact Hannah Elton-Wallon 01594 825 111 ext 4 or email hannah@artspacecinderford.org

Take a look at the report Greening Dementia which has been prepared by Patrick Clarke and Neil Mapes from Dementia Adventure

Listen to the poignant song by Ed Sheeran about his Grandfather's battle with Dementia The track was finished at his funeral, and is no doubt going to be one of the most powerful moments on the album. Lyrically dark but beautiful, the first verse reveals Ed's feelings when "the devil took" his grandfather's memory, hoping that if he does die, he finds peace in heaven.It's heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure, and is a hint at the personal, deep nature of Ed's latest record.



What is the type of activity session you would be most interested in and feel you would enjoy the most?

  •   Painting/Drawing
  •   Creative writing
  •   Poetry
  •   Book Club
  •   Music, playing instruments, listening to music/Singing
  •   Performance/Theatre
  •   Dance/ Movement
  •   Photography
  •   Sculpture/Ceramics
  •   Textiles
  •   Environmental work/Land Art
  •   Stone Walling/ Hedgelaying
  •   Woodcraft/Bushcraft
  •   Cooking/ Bread making/ Jams and preserves making
  •   Video / Film making
  •   IT Computers
  •   Walking
  •   Tai Chi/ Yoga/ Pilates exercise
  •   Cycling

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