The Arts and Dementia Care
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- 24 Feb 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- Developed a knowledge of the range and nature of arts-based interventions currently used in dementia care
- Developed an understanding of how arts-based interventions can contribute to well-being, mood and cognitive processing for those living with dementia
- Demonstrated basic research skills and critical facility in evaluation of case studies and resources
- Demonstrated formal and informal communication skills and self-reflection in informed debate and a range of writing tasks
- Music and dementia care
- Theatre and dance in dementia care
- Visual arts and dementia care
- Reflection on creativity
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual arts, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to have some capacity to enhance communication of emotions and relationships with carers.
This subject will explore the evidence-based research on the benefits that can be conferred through the stimulation of sensory perception, reminiscence and subconscious movement using music, theatre and visual arts. These will be dealt with in three separate modules. Students will develop knowledge of the evidence-based literature for interventions employing music, theatre, dance and visual arts, and each module will also provide an introduction to key elements of successful program design and the range of activities that can be employed.
- Research assignment (20%)
- Online quizzes (3 x 10%) (30%)
- Essay (1200 words) (35%)
- Online discussion assessments (15%)
The Creative Arts in Dementia Care
Jill Hayes and Sarah Povey