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

Tischler, Victoria and Schneider, Justine and Morgner, C. and Crawford, Paul and Dening, Tom and Brooker, Dawn and Garabedian, Claire and Myers, T. and Early, F. and Shaughnessy, N. and Innes, Anthea and Duncan, K. and Prashar, A. and McDermott, Orii and Coaten, R. and Eland, D. and Harvey, Kevin (2018) Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN). Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice . ISSN 1753-3023 (In Press)

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There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery (2018). Over the past decade a growing body of research has established this interdisciplinary field of study and there are strategic moves to embed the arts in healthcare more widely (All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, 2017). However, existing research and arts practice have often proceeded in parallel with practitioners criticised for not providing evidence of efficacy, and researchers berated for not working collaboratively with artists (Zeilig & West, in press) and not involving people living with dementia in the co-design of research.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:42

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