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Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary dementia, arts and well-being network (DA&WN)

Tischler, Victoria; Schneider, Justine; Morgner, Christian; Crawford, Paul; Dening, Tom; Brooker, Dawn; Garabedian, Claire; Myers, Tanya; Early, Fergus; Shaughnessy, Nicola; Innes, Anthea; Duncan, Kate; Prashar, Arti; McDermott, Orii; Coaten, Richard; Eland, Derek; Harvey, Kevin

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Victoria Tischler

Justine Schneider

Christian Morgner

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Professor of Health Humanities

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Clinical Professor in Dementia Research

Dawn Brooker

Claire Garabedian

Tanya Myers

Fergus Early

Nicola Shaughnessy

Anthea Innes

Kate Duncan

Arti Prashar

Richard Coaten

Derek Eland


There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery (2018). Over the past decade a growing body of research has established this interdisciplinary field of study and there are strategic moves to embed the arts in healthcare more widely (All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, 2017). However, existing research and arts practice have often proceeded in parallel with practitioners criticised for not providing evidence of efficacy, and researchers berated for not working collaboratively with artists (Zeilig & West, in press) and not involving people living with dementia in the co-design of research.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 27, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 4, 2019
Publication Date Sep 1, 2019
Deposit Date Jul 4, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 5, 2020
Journal Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 1753-3015
Electronic ISSN 1753-3023
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 3
Pages 272-277
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Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope:; Received: 2018-05-26; Accepted: 2018-06-27; Published: 2019-02-04


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