Community-based arts activities for older people with dementia

Occurring Dates: 
17/06/2019 to 17/02/2020
Participant Duration: 
One hour interview
State of study: 

The question in this exploratory study is “How do community-based arts activities take into account the rights, needs, and identity of older people with dementia?" This study considers the role of people living with dementia in the community and their rights to contribute to programs and activities that may have an impact on them.

The study will explore the participants’ perspectives, knowledge, and experiences of their interactions with community-based arts activities.

People living with dementia and those involved in their care are invited to complete a one-hour face-to-face interview exploring attitudes towards various kinds of community-based art activities. 

We will explore the experiences of older people living with dementia, their carers and art providers with community-based arts activities in Tasmania, including a) how do people living with dementia and their carers engage with community-based arts activities; and b) how are their rights and preferences taken into account in community-based arts activities?

Further Information: 

For further information or to participate, please contact Azam Bazooband at or Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt at

This study has been approved by the Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee, reference H0018167.

Study Address: 
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania
Full Name: 
Azam Bazooband
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Phone Number: 
(03) 6226 4289