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Dementia and Imagination

Dementia supportive communities and the benefits of creative activities.

Professor Andrew Newman is a lead investigator on this project, that aims to explore how the vision for dementia supportive communities might benefit from creative activities.

The project asks if art can improve life for people with dementia and their carers, and explores how this can be achieved. The project also examines whether creative activities can help people with dementia stay connected to their communities and if it can help their communities become more dementia friendly. It even investigates the possibility that such improvements may provide financial benefits for the UK. 

(funded by the AHRC and ESRC as a part of the Cross-Council Connected Communities Programme)