Museums, Health and Social Care Service

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Brown Z, Thompson J

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Northumbria University, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM)

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This resource, created by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Northumbria University, Newcastle, supports health and social care professionals to use museums as part of a care practice when working with older people.

The resource suggests heritage activities and identifies how these activities could specifically support quality of life, health and wellbeing in older people, for example: pain management, speech, cognitive stimulation, mental health, and social interaction. Each activity sheet features searchable clinical and care outcomes that have been coded to categories such as Physical/Mobility, Social, Cognitive/Knowledge/Learning and Mindful/Emotional.Suggested activities include art appreciation.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Museums

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Brown, Z., Thompson, J. (2021). Museums, Health and Social Care Service. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Northumbria University.