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Title: Stronger Together: Learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN)
Authors: Morgner, C
Tischler, V
Schneider, J
Crawford, P
Dening, T
et al
First Published: 4-Feb-2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Citation: Arts & Health
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.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1534252
eISSN: 1753-3023
Embargo on file until: 4-Feb-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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