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?