Short and Sweet Post! – “Arts Therapy Tours”

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The National Gallery Australia (NGA) in Canberra are offering arts therapy tours to help people with dementia overcome isolation.  These art therapy tours helps them stay connected with the wider world by engaging them in conversation with others, helping them be inquisitive and look for meaning in what they are viewing.  This process assists in reducing their anxiety and distress.

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“Windows on the Walls” Photo:  Residents of Canberra’s Goodwin Aged Care Services are taken on arts therapy tour at the NGA. Ref:  Dyett, K. (2014, Jul 28). ABC News. [5626890-3×2-940×627.jpg].

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“Windows on the Walls” Photo:  Residents of Canberra’s Goodwin Aged Care Services are taken on arts therapy tour at the NGA.  Ref:  Dyett, K. (2014, Jul 28). ABC News. [alzheimers-arts-therapy-tour-at-the-national-gallery-data.jpg].

Please click here to access an interesting news article and video about this process, how it works and the positive outcomes for these people experiencing dementia.  It shows how arts therapy can add value to their everyday life.  Art Therapy at its best…

NB:  Provided here is a pdf report “An Art Gallery Access Programme for people with dementia: You do it for the moment” for those who would like to view a more detailed report provided by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Whilst you are here – please check out my home page!  My Art Therapy JourneyA window into the soul of an Abstract Artist through art therapy and storytellingby Karen Robinson

Reference – Dyett, K. (2014, Jul 28). Alzheimer’s art therapy tours at National Gallery of Australia boost dementia sufferers’ wellbeing. ABC News. Melbourne. Retrieved July 30, 2014.

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