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An Art Gallery Access Programme for people with dementia: 'You do it for the moment'

MacPherson, Sarah; Bird, Michael; Anderson, Katrina; Davis, Terri; Blair, Annaliese


Objectives: People with dementia often have decreased opportunities to engage in higher level intellectual or sensory activities. This programme investigated the effect of taking people with dementia to discuss artworks at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Method: Fifteen people from the community and eight from residential care attended the gallery once a week for 6 weeks. They discussed artworks with NGA Educators trained in dementia skills. Sessions were filmed and the level of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Aging and Mental Health
DOI: 10.1080/13607860902918207


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