ERIC Number: EJ1128186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Impacts of Art Museum-Based Dementia Programming on Participating Care Partners
Lamar, Katherine L.; Luke, Jessica J.
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n3 p210-219 2016
The purpose of this study was to describe the impacts of art museum-based dementia programming on participating care partners (CPs). Data were collected through telephone interviews with 29 caregivers who participated in one of three dementia programs: "here: now" at The Frye Art Museum, Seattle; "Meaningful Moments" at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; and "Minds on Art" at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Michigan. CPs reported that the program afforded them multiple benefits for their well-being, including stress relief and reduced feelings of social isolation. Results suggest the value of programs such as these within the growing population affected by dementia.
Descriptors: Museums, Dementia, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Stress Management, Social Isolation, Semi Structured Interviews, Alzheimers Disease, Interaction, Older Adults, Art Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle); Texas (Dallas); Michigan (Detroit)
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