[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].
This brief report, produced by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling, covers a project to investigate the use of an Ipad drawing app for engaging people with dementia in creative activity. This project involved the East Dunbartonshire Initiative for Creative Therapy & Social Care (EDICT) with support from DSDC. It involved digital art activities with residents in care homes and pupils from Kirkintilloch High School using tablet computers.
The project might have a broadly transferable role in promoting understanding and awareness of dementia in the wider community and reducing stigma. The work is thought to promote intergenerational understanding of dementia and raise awareness of the problems encountered by some older people.
Goodwin, D. (2012). Dementia, creativity and technology project: findings and recommendations from an East Dunbartonshire pilot project. Stirling: University of Stirling (Dementia Services Development Centre), August 2012.
The project was designed by the East Dunbartonshire Initiative for Creative Therapy & Social Care (EDICT).
How can digital technology be used to help people with dementia explore their creative side? Stirling: University of Stirling (Dementia Services Development Centre), August 2012.