Transforming power of creative arts

Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 25(6), 2017, pp.20-21.

The author, novelist and co-founder of John's Campaign, describes the transformative role of the creative arts in dementia care. The author describes how, when verbal ability goes, creative arts such as song, dance, poetry and painting can connect people with dementia to the outside world. Evidence points to the power of arts to enable health and wellbeing and suggest they can help save money in the health service and social care. (Original abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, arts, wellbeing, health;
Content type:
practice guidance
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