ARTS & DEMENTIA
Series: Edition Angewandte
Edited by: Ruth Mateus-Berr and L. Vanessa Gruber
De Gruyter | 2021
Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms. Currently, there are around 10 million people living with dementia in Europe only. Where health policy and medical concepts reach their limits, art and design strategies can open up new perspectives for people living with dementia - both in terms of their own abilities and individual situation as well as their social environment.
The "Didactics for Art and Interdisciplinary Teaching" Center at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna has published the interdisciplinary handbook "Arts & Dementia Interdisciplinary Perspectives". It is aimed at people working and researching in the field of dementia and offers insights into the possibilities and limitations of artistic and art-related interventions in working with people with dementia.
The publication brings together contributions on design, architecture, art, music and museum education with a view to this multifaceted clinical picture.
The book is available in English and can be purchased at DeGruyter either in Paperback or digital PDF format.