Stronger together : learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN)

Tischler, V, Schneider, J, Dening, T, Garabedian, C, Crawford, P and Innes, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5591-4083 2019, 'Stronger together : learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN)' , Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 11 (3) , pp. 272-277.

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Abstract

Background: This paper reports on the learning from a 12-month interdisciplinary project (Dementia, Arts and Wellbeing Network– DA&WN) and its activities. These featured a series of four workshops on dance, visual art, theatre and music. The network was comprised of clinicians, academics, creative practitioners and people with lived experience of dementia and their carers.

Methods: The workshops were designed to draw out tacit knowledge about well-being in dementia through an action-based learning and research approach. This included, guided activities combined with reflective group discussions, visual documentation and baseline and follow-up questionnaires.

Results: Outcomes included new collaborations between group members, changes in creative practice for artists, and active and sustained involvement of people living with dementia and their carers in similar opportunities and participatory research.

Conclusion: This participatory and inclusive workshop model should be considered to develop and enhance interdisciplinary activities in dementia care.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1753-3015
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Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Depositing User: A Innes
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 14:25
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 08:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47560

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