Here at arthur+martha we are always looking to the next project- as the book Patience is about to be launched we want to develop and expand on one of the themes- dementia.
As part of any project development we need to do the research- I thought if maybe useful to share some of the fascinating material I have found on good practice with arts and dementia… here’s a few links:
News Report about Arts led interventions, with the example project Ladder to the moon, an interactive drama in a care home, and some of work in the USA investigating alternatives to medication. March 2009 http://www.channel4.com
An article about art appreciation http://alzheimers.org.uk …“Of particular importance in the case of people with dementia is the need for activities to be meaningful and relevant to their personalities and life experiences.”
Dementia Positive, http://www.dementiapositive.co.uk the work of John Killick and Kate Allan
Keeping active and occupied Dimentia Gateway http://www.scie.org.uk
I’d like to find out more about using a video camera as part of the tools of art therapy with younger onset dementia… http://dementia.stir.ac.uk
Challenges facing dementia sufferers and their carers http://www.dott07.com