Art Interventions for Dementia Patients

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Title Art Interventions for Dementia Patients
Creator Kim Terese' Starley
Subject Patient-centered art interventions; experiential and constructivist learning theories; hermeneutic phenomenology; implicit memory processes; kinesthetic and embodied learning theories; stakeholder management; MEd
Description This qualitative study uses experiential and constructivist frameworks to examine the meanings a dementia patient assigns to the experience of art therapy, as interpreted by the researcher. The study concentrates on the research question: "what is the experience of dementia patients and the art therapist during an art intervention?" Hermeneutic phenomenological analysis of a video journal, an interview, and field notes revealed that art interventions, of the type and duration conducted in this study, have the ability to preserve a patient's cognitive and functional abilities if the risk of sensory overload is managed effectively. Implications include future qualitative investigations into the efficacy of patient centered dementia care, which can then form the basis of future quantitative studies investigating the efficacy of this approach. Recommendations involve combining goal-and process-oriented teaching styles with patient-centered art therapy processes that are tailored to the symptomology of individual dementia patients.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6vt518f
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-08-21
Date Modified 2015-08-21
ID 1094145
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vt518f
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