The psychological efficacy of arts interventions for early-stage dementia

Camic, Paul M. (2013) The psychological efficacy of arts interventions for early-stage dementia. In: Arts-4-Dementia Best Practice Conference, 8 November 2013, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.

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Abstract

The arts, in one form or another, have been with us for thousands of years—from early cave paintings and figurines, the embellishment of tools and ceremonies welcoming the sun, to present day galleries, arts training programmes and stage performances—those involved in the arts have sought to make the ordinary special through interpretation, enactment, and active participation. My presentation today will examine some of the principal components of the arts and link these to arts programmes in dementia care in order to better appreciate their potential importance as psychologically valuable interventions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0512 Psychopathology. Mental disorders > RC0521 Dementia
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Prof Paul M Camic
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 13:53
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 09:52
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12541

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