Arts Dementia

Arts   Dementia

This interdisciplinary handbook is aimed at people working and researching in the field of dementia. It offers insights into the possibilities and limitations of artistic and art-related interventions in relation to dementia.

Author: Ruth Mateus-Berr

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110720556

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Dementia is a term that encompasses a wide range of symptoms. In Europe alone about 10 million people live with dementia. Where health policy and medical approaches reach their limits, art and design strategies can open up new perspectives for people living with dementia – in terms of their abilities and circumstances and their social environment. This interdisciplinary handbook is aimed at people working and researching in the field of dementia. It offers insights into the possibilities and limitations of artistic and art-related interventions in relation to dementia. This publication brings together contributions from the disciplines of design, architecture, and art, music, and museum education, providing a variety of insights into this multifaceted syndrome.
Categories: Art

Healing Arts Therapies and Person centered Dementia Care

Healing Arts Therapies and Person centered Dementia Care

How does art therapy provide opportunities for the fulfillment of needs of the person with dementia ? Love It might be said that there is only one all encompassing need - for love ... people with dementia often show ... a generous ...

Author: Anthea Innes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310038X

Category: Psychology

Page: 137

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Offers practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals delivering person-centered dementia care. By using case studies of different arts therapies, the contributors show the beneficial effects of this approach leading to the benefits of a sense of community and group interaction.
Categories: Psychology

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of a person with dementia, including professional staff in residential and nursing homes, hospitals and day centres, families and other non-professional carers.

Author: Jill Hayes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002511

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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The physical care of people with dementia is of vital importance, but so too is their emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The creative arts are gaining increasing recognition not only as a tool for delivering effective person-centred dementia care, but also for attending to soul as well as body. Encouraging those who care for people with dementia to develop their own creative skills, this book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing the therapeutic benefits of each and giving practical examples of how they can be used with individuals or groups. They also look at the importance of creative supervision in promoting creativity and creating a safe space for honest interpersonal connection: an essential foundation for effective teamwork. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of a person with dementia, including professional staff in residential and nursing homes, hospitals and day centres, families and other non-professional carers.
Categories: Psychology

Dementia Arts

Dementia Arts

Based on the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, this book shows caregivers how they can incorporate the arts into their care of people with dementia, Although there is a strong focus on poetry, the book also incorporates other arts as well - ...

Author: Gary Glazner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1938870115

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

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Based on the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, this book shows caregivers how they can incorporate the arts into their care of people with dementia, Although there is a strong focus on poetry, the book also incorporates other arts as well - performance art, sculpture, music, movement, and improv. Readers do not need to worry about being "poets", as Gary offers many techniques and tips, from methods of delivery like call and response, to carrying a crib sheet with you unitil you are able to memorize some lines. The book includes chapters on international and intergenerational programming as well as information for at-home caregivers and people looking to start communit-based dementia art programs.In Gary's work he has seen people with late state dementia without high verbal skills be able to communicate through poetry. The book touches on working with people with challenging behaviors as well as how to use poetry in group settings and in ADLs.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice

Excellence In Dementia Care  Research Into Practice

Arts for health: http://www.artsforhealth.org □ The Global Alliance for Arts & health: http://www.thesah.org □ Arts and health Australia: http://www.artsandhealth.org/ □ The creative dementia Arts network: ...

Author: Downs, Murna

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335245338

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.
Categories: Medical

Arts Therapies and Progressive Illness

Arts Therapies and Progressive Illness

For several years many art therapists have observed that people with dementia benefit from participation in art therapy sessions, but were not able to demonstrate this through systematic research. We had to rely on case study material ...

Author: Diane Waller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134601264

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Arts Therapies and Progressive Illness is a guide to the use of arts therapies in the treatment of patients with diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. In the last few years arts therapies have been used in an increasingly wide range of applications with new groups of patients, such as patients in palliative care, or with learning disabilities - Diane Waller has been a driving force behind this expansion. This book covers treatment such as art therapy, dance movement therapy and music therapy. In addition to dealing with a wide range of debilitating diseases, it focuses on the issue of the care and treatment of dementia and the effects on patients, carers and staff and the role of the arts therapies in improving the quality of life for the increasing number of patients who will sadly develop this distressing illness. This broadly focused, multi-disciplinary book will be of great interest to arts therapists, arts therapy educators, medical, social work and other staff who are concerned to devise care plans for these patients and their relatives.
Categories: Psychology

Life Story Work with People with Dementia

Life Story Work with People with Dementia

The creative arts have a unique role to play in helping to elicit life stories of individuals. The 'reminiscence bump' of young adulthood provides a repository of memories that people with dementia can access, even at stages when ...

Author: Polly Kaiser

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009142

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Introducing life story work, a way for people with dementia to connect with their relatives, carers and the professionals working with them. This evidence-based book explains the many benefits of life story work, with practical guidance for introducing it in a variety of settings. The authors show how life story work can empower people with dementia to inform care practitioners and family members what care and support they may need now and in the future, by taking into account their past and their future wishes and aspirations. The book includes practical information on how to get started, ethical considerations such as consent and confidentiality, and considers issues of diversity and how to address them. The voices of practitioners, researchers and family carers sit alongside those of people living with dementia to present a wide-range of perspectives on life story work.
Categories: Social Science

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care: www.cecd-society.org The Creative Dementia Arts Network: www.creativedementia.org Arts for Health: www.artsforhealth.org The Australian Centre for Arts and Health: www.artsandhealth.org.au ...

Author: Chris Clarke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500771

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dementia Friendly Communities

Dementia Friendly Communities

Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press. 3 www.timeslips.org 4 For videos, sample poems, and more information about the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, see its website: www.alzpoetry.com See also: Glazner, G. (2014). Dementia arts: ...

Author: Susan McFadden

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781785928789

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Creating dementia-friendly communities can give people with dementia the chance to continue meaningful lives with reciprocal personal relationships. Underpinning successful dementia-friendly communities is an awareness of people with dementia as active citizens and the importance of supporting engagement in community life. This book offers an overview of the dementia-friendly communities movement, showing the many benefits of this approach. It describes community initiatives from across the globe, such as Dementia Friends, memory cafes, and creative engagement with the arts through organizations like TimeSlips. This compassionate book tells another story about dementia, away from negative stereotypes. This alternative approach claims people can retain a sense of dignity, hold onto hope, sustain meaningful relationships, and live with a sense of purpose with support from their communities.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts Culture and Media

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts  Culture  and Media

relationship with the enquiry into dementia and the arts. Adjacent to ageism and the stigma of dementia, Thomas and Milligan (2018, 116) observe that “the connection between disability and ageing is a well-established arena for activism ...

Author: Bree Hadley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351254663

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 402

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In the last 30 years, a distinctive intersection between disability studies – including disability rights advocacy, disability rights activism, and disability law – and disability arts, culture, and media studies has developed. The two fields have worked in tandem to offer critique of representations of disability in dominant cultural systems, institutions, discourses, and architecture, and develop provocative new representations of what it means to be disabled. Divided into 5 sections: Disability, Identity, and Representation Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Whole-of-life Experience Access, Artistry, and Audiences Practices, Politics and the Public Sphere Activism, Adaptation, and Alternative Futures this handbook brings disability arts, disability culture, and disability media studies – traditionally treated separately in publications in the field to date – together for the first time. It provides scholars, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students, and others interested in the disability rights agenda with a broad-based, practical and accessible introduction to key debates in the field of disability art, culture, and media studies. An internationally recognised selection of authors from around the world come together to articulate the theories, issues, interests, and practices that have come to define the field. Most critically, this book includes commentaries that forecast the pressing present and future concerns for the field as scholars, advocates, activists, and artists work to make a more inclusive society a reality.
Categories: Performing Arts

Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia

Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia

Generating peer support and interpersonal relationships through art therapy for minority ethnic people experiencing early onset dementia living at home. In S. Weston and M. Liebmann (eds.) Art Therapy With Neurological Conditions.

Author: Sandra Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351661850

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia: Perspectives from Observation, Theory and Practice demonstrates the impact of healthcare approaches that take into account not only the practical needs but also the emotional experience of the patient, their partners, families and friends, lay carers and professional staff. Currently there is no cure for dementia, but the psychosocial and therapeutic approaches described in this volume have appeared to help people, both patients and carers, feel more contained and less lonely and isolated. Psychoanalytic theory provides a disciplined way of thinking about the internal world of an individual and their relationships. Each author provides their own commentary on the personal and interpersonal effects of dementia, endeavouring to understand behaviours and emotions which may otherwise seem incomprehensible. The subject is approached from a psychodynamic perspective, considering the unconscious, previous and current experiences and relationships, including those between patients and staff. Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia illustrates the practical and theoretical thinking of clinicians from a wide range of disciplines who are engaged in the care of people in late life with a diagnosis of dementia. It will be essential reading for mental health and health professionals in practice and training in the field of dementia.
Categories: Psychology

Arts in Health

Arts in Health

How could the arts be used to reduce delirium and confusion in elderly people in hospital or a nursing home? ◇ How could the arts be used to help dementia patients remember who their family members are? ◇ Could arts-based technologies ...

Author: Daisy Fancourt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192510969

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Over the past few decades, the use of the arts in health has burgeoned. What, for many centuries, was seen as a fringe activity is now being recognised as a field that has enormous potential for impacting positively on both individuals and societies. However, despite this surge in interest and activity, there is still limited support available for people working in the field. Although the number of practical training courses for artists is growing and more universities are establishing research groups, most training activity occurs in either practice or research; there are relatively few opportunities to gain parallel experience in both. Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions provides a complete overview of how to go about undertaking research and practice in the field of arts in health. It starts by exploring the context for arts in health interventions, including the history of the use of arts in health and the theoretical and political developments that have laid the foundations for its flourishing. It also considers what 'arts in health' encompasses and the range of disciplines involved. Part II examines how to design an arts in health intervention, develop partnerships and find funding and considers the sensitivities around working in healthcare. Part III considers the value of research for the field of arts in health and how to design and undertake a research project. Finally, part IV provides a fact file of arts in health research and practice, showing how the arts can be applied and the benefits they can bring across a range of medical disciplines. The book will be valuable for researchers, practitioners, healthcare professionals and those interested in learning more about the field.
Categories: Psychology

Live and Laugh with Dementia

Live and Laugh with Dementia

Arts Health Institute An Australian organization that provides arts programs in health care, including a humour program for nursing homes. I sit on the board of this organization: www.artshealthinstitute.org.au Australian Men's Shed ...

Author: Lee-Fay Low

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781775591900

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Worldwide, over 45 million people suffer with dementia. That number is expected to increase to 75 million by 2030; 135 million by 2050. For every person with dementia, their family and carers are faced with the decision of how best to care for them. Live and Laugh with Dementia is all about how to make life with dementia as positive as possible — to maximize quality of life for all concerned. Just as we need to exercise our body’s muscles to keep them strong, flexible and working well, so too do we need to exercise our mental muscles (our brain) in order to strengthen and maintain our neural capabilities. By tailoring activities to suit the needs and abilities of dementia patients, we can help them to: maintain their relationships with others; maintain their self-identity; slow the decline of mental function by providing physical and mental stimulation; stave off boredom; and, experience happiness and pleasure. Live and Laugh with Dementia also addresses our attitude towards dementia and caring for people with dementia. It supports and inspires carers to build their relationship with the person with dementia and provide meaningful engaging activities. As well as suggestions for activities and how to tailor them, tips for people with mild dementia are included in order to empower them to be active and keep control of their lives as much as possible.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dementia Care

Dementia Care

The individual with dementia will often express forgotten memories through engagement with art materials [41] as creativity reinforces essential connections between brain cells [43]. It also theoretically helps exercise the areas of the ...

Author: Marie Boltz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319183770

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is like any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy. Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.
Categories: Medical

Arts and Health Promotion

Arts and Health Promotion

A report published by Collective Encounters 2013 —“Arts and Dementia: bringing professional arts practice into care settings”—highlights the extensive research undertaken in exploring the benefits of engaging with participatory arts in ...

Author: J. Hope Corbin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030564179

Category: Medical

Page: 367

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This open access book offers an overview of the beautiful, powerful, and dynamic array of opportunities to promote health through the arts from theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, and critical perspectives. This is the first-known text to connect the disparate inter-disciplinary literatures into a coherent volume for health promotion practitioners, researchers, and teachers. It provides a one-stop depository for using the arts as tools for health promotion in many settings and as bridges across communities, cultures, and sectors. The diverse applications of the arts in health promotion transcend the multiple contexts within which health is created, i.e., individual, community, and societal levels, and has a number of potential health, aesthetic, and social outcomes. Topics covered within the chapters include: Exploring the Potential of the Arts to Promote Health and Social Justice Drawing as a Salutogenic Therapy Aid for Grieving Adolescents in Botswana Community Theater for Health Promotion in Japan From Arts to Action: Project SHINE as a Case Study of Engaging Youth in Efforts to Develop Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Strategies in Rural Tanzania and India Movimiento Ventana: An Alternative Proposal to Mental Health in Nicaragua Using Art to Bridge Research and Policy: An Initiative of the United States National Academy of Medicine Arts and Health Promotion is an innovative and engaging resource for a broad audience including practitioners, researchers, university instructors, and artists. It is an important text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, particularly in program planning, research methods (especially qualitative methodology), community health, and applied art classes. The book also is useful for professional development among current health promotion practitioners, community nurses, community psychologists, public health professionals, and social workers.
Categories: Medical

Connecting in the Land of Dementia

Connecting in the Land of Dementia

Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire, and motivate. ... “Looking at art and making observations gives people living with dementia a chance to exercise their imagination and creativity,” says Susan Shifrin, ...

Author: Deborah Shouse

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781942094258

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Finding the creativity in the journey through dementia is a challenge millions of people face. One in three Americans knows someone withe the disease. This practical book offers caregivers hands-on ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members, or friends who have dementia. These activities go beyond the rational mind and tap into the inherent creativity in those who are living with dementia. It also features the innovative ideas of 70 thought leaders in the field of dementia care and includes tips for busy care partners, offering quick and easy forms of renewal and respite. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, creativity catalyst, and dementia advocate. She has an MBA but uses it only in emergencies. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Natural Awakenings, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, The Chicago Tribune and Unity Magazine. Deborah has been featured in many anthologies, including more than four-dozen Chicken Soup books. She has written a number of business books and for years Deborah wrote a love story column for the Kansas City Star.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Performance and Dementia

Performance and Dementia

In doing so, I hope that this book will extend current thinking about the arts in dementia care, and about dementia care itself, celebrating them both as relational and improvisatory practices. NOTE 1.

Author: Nicky Hatton

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030510770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This book explores how theatre and performance can change the way we think about dementia and some of the environments in which dementia care takes place. Drawing on the author’s creative practice and other performance projects in the UK, it explores some of the challenges and opportunities of making performance in care homes. Rather than focusing on the transformative potential of the arts, it asks how artists can engage with the different types of relationships that exist in a care community. These include the relationships that residents and staff have with each other as well as relationships with care spaces. Exploring the intersection between participatory performance and the everyday creativity of a care home, it argues that the arts have a cultural role to play in supporting dementia care as a relational practice. Moreover, it celebrates the intrinsic creativity of caregiving and how principles and practices of care work can inform theatre and performance in diverse ways.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dementia Arts Fest

Dementia Arts Fest

Art-making is very personal; ultimately, it's up to the individual artist to express him or herself however they want. As dementia progresses, a person's life is increasingly controlled by others.

Author: Jytte F Lokvig

Publisher:

ISBN: 1645705420

Category: Art

Page: 68

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Art-making is very personal; ultimately, it's up to the individual artist to express him or herself however they want. As dementia progresses, a person's life is increasingly controlled by others. Creativity is one area that is completely their own.
Categories: Art

Arts Therapies Communication

Arts   Therapies   Communication

13-18 . Connell , C. ( 1992 ) . Art therapy as part of a palliative care programme . Palliative Medicine , 6 , pp . 18-25 . Feldman , E. ( 1993 ) . HIV Dementia and Countertransference : A Case Study . The Arts in Psychotherapy , vol .

Author: Line Kossolapow

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 382585728X

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

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Arts - Therapies - Communication is designed as two volumes, with this being the first volume. The book deals with art therapy studies from Great Britain and the non-European countries. The second volume offers topic-related contributions from other European regions and countries. Under the auspices of the European Consortium for Art Therapies Education (ECArTE) a European art therapy, which is concerned with the development of a European-oriented discipline with training and fostering of successors at universities, is articulating itself. The book is aimed at art therapists, music therapists, drama and dance therapists but also at psychotherapists and clinical psychologists, teachers, sociologists and doctors. With regard to method and theory different directions and psychoanalytical approaches are represented and it also addresses a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical contexts and illnesses. In this way diverse interests in art therapy can be satisfied.
Categories: Psychology

Arts Health and Wellbeing

Arts  Health and Wellbeing

Thorgrimsen, L., Schweitzer, P. & Orrell, M. (2002) 'Evaluating reminiscence for people with dementia: A pilot study', The Arts in Psychotherapy, Vol. 29: 93–97. Vernooij-Dassen, M. & Moniz-Cook, E. (2014) 'Raising the standard of ...

Author: Theo Stickley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443896054

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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This book brings together leading UK researchers in the field of arts and health, including creative arts therapies. The chapters are based on presentations originally given at a UK seminar series on scholarship and research on connections between the creative arts, health and wellbeing, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It will be of interest to anyone practising or researching arts and health, in both hospitals and community settings. Because of the nature of the work, the volume is cross-disciplinary in theory and multi-disciplinary in practice. As such, it will appeal to a cross-section of practitioners and thinkers. Research in the field of arts, health and wellbeing has developed considerably in recent years, and in the dialogue of this book some of the big questions for the agenda are addressed.
Categories: Medical