The Magic of Paint

Liggett, Susan and Wyatt, Megan (2022) The Magic of Paint. In: The Practical Handbook of Living With Dementia. PCCS Books, Monmouth, pp. 291-296. ISBN 9781915220165

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The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate how painting can enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Arts in health is a developing area that is now recognised as a means to improve people’s health and wellbeing while supporting current major health and social care demands. With dementia being the largest social and health care challenge in the United Kingdom, it is imperative to develop new, creative ways of improving the lives of those living with or affected by the condition. Painting can provide new forms of purposeful experience and engagement for people living with dementia, which can improve their wellbeing. This is important and should be recognised as an alternative pathway in supporting people living with the condition to create meaningful experiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Creative Arts
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 19:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 19:59

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