Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage

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Franklin Gould V, Vella-Burrows T

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Arts 4 Dementia, Canterbury Christ Church University

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This investigation explores the feasibility of further consolidating the contribution that the arts can make to people affected by dementia, taking arts and heritage (A&H) to a new level in systematically integrating programmes into dementia care services.

The report highlights the benefits and challenges of integrating arts and heritage activities into dementia care services from pre-diagnosis (risk reduction) to the later stages of the condition. It indicates that for very little financial outlay, integration could occur within existing primary care and memory services, initially in Dorset.

A partnership initiative between Arts 4 Dementia and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, named Reawakening Integrated Arts and Heritage (RIAH), presents an integration process Framework for testing in Dorset, for national roll-out. The Framework, which corresponds to NHS England Transformation Framework: Well Pathway for Dementia domains, has been devised in partnership with a multi-disciplinary steering group comprising people with dementia, health and social care services, local authorities, voluntary and charity sectors, and Bournemouth and Canterbury Christ Church Universities.


Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download