Through large-scale events in Manchester and Nottingham, we
developed our research questions. Through small-scale events
with artists involved in providing the visual arts programmes, we delivered workshops to explore how they would facilitate this work. By 'programmes', we mean the consistent, high quality arts workshops with people living with dementia that we as a research team would try to understand.
We reviewed all the existing research and reports around claims that the arts impact on the health and wellbeing of people with dementia, and alongside all our overarching research questions
SETTING THE SCENE
to explore how the visual arts can contribute to the creation of
dementia friendly communities, we developed some founding
principles based on two questions:
What are the ingredients of an effective arts intervention?
How do these arts interventions influence wellbeing?