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ERIC Number: EJ1128215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Art in the Moment: Evaluating a Therapeutic Wellness Program for People with Dementia and Their Care Partners
Livingston, Lucas; Fiterman Persin, Gerri; Del Signore, Deborah
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n2 p100-109 2016
This article focuses on the implementation and evaluation of "Art in the Moment," a collaborative program between the Art Institute of Chicago and CJE SeniorLife, a non-profit eldercare organization and service provider for the Chicago area. We joined together to develop and offer "Art in the Moment" as an arts-based therapeutic and wellness program for older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Anecdotal evidence led us to believe that the program was effectively serving participants, including caregivers, in ways that were positive and self-affirming. However, we also realized that more formal evaluation could help us better assess the efficacy and impact of our efforts. We discovered that the evaluation process presented various opportunities as well as challenges, which we will explore in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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