Workshop Summaries

We have prepared these notes to help you select the workshops you want to book. The summaries are indicative of what the workshops and masterclasses offer. One of the most frequent queries that CDAN receives when people are booking places is about the suitability of the workshop for their needs. If you feel you want more information about the workshop, please contact the workshop leader(s) by email.

Delegates are requested make 3 selections:

  • ONE morning workshop from the five on offer
  • ONE post lunch workshop from the five on offer
  • ONE afternoon workshop from five on offer

Morning and afternoon workshops are 60 minutes long whilst the post lunch taster workshops are 40 minutes long. There is also a Dementia Friends session available in the menu of post lunch sessions.

Do book and make your workshop choices as soon as possible.

We have to cap numbers in some workshops due to the format of the workshop or the equipment available. We have indicated the maximum numbers at the end of descriptions.

People with dementia and carers - CDAN actively welcome people with living with dementia and their carers to our conferences. Our workshop summaries aim to indicate which workshops are particularly suitable for people for whom interaction is important (and for whom concentration on the spoken word may be more difficult).

Please note designated quiet places are available at all times during the conference so that you can pace your involvement. Other support for people with dementia and their carers joining us can be organised. Please get in touch with Emily Marston, CDAN administrative assistant at or ask at registration.

Click on the workshop titles below to view a summary of the workshop.

Morning Workshops

Post lunch taster Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

CDAN is very grateful to MHA for sponsoring our 6th Conference offering our delegates a unique opportunity to engage with MHA's outstanding music therapy service during the conference keynote and workshops led by MHA music therapists.