ISBN: 978-1-909067-53-0

Remember to dance. Evaluating the impact of dance activities for people in different stages of dementia


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Vella-Burrows T, Wilson L

Year of Publication:
2016

Publisher(s):
Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report outlines the findings of a two-year research study on the impact on quality of life (QOL) and wellbeing. Its aims were to assess the effect of the programmes, including functioning, motivation, creative and emotional expression, confidence, relationships and social competence for people in different stages of dementia and those involved in their care; and secondly to assess the potential for developing a sustainable model of dance activity that could be facilitated by healthcare staff. In conclusion, the programmes appear to meet criteria for effective non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia and their family carers, and should be considered in social prescriptions for community-based services that are designed to support and improve the lives of people affected by dementia.



Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Mental Health Condition

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Vella-Burrows T., & Wilson L. (2016). Remember to dance. Evaluating the impact of dance activities for people in different stages of dementia. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.