The participative arts for people living with a dementia: A critical review
Zeilig et al. (2014) completed a review of the literature to address the question: What is the value of arts and culture for people living with dementia? The authors acknowledge that this field is in its infancy and much of the research has methodological limitations. However, the literature suggests that participative arts can make a positive contribution to those affected by dementia. They conclude the evidence must be strengthened but that studies should take account of the wider context, should be theoretically informed, include the views of people with dementia and incorporate economic analysis.
ZEILIG, H., KILLICK, J. and FOX, C., 2014. The participative arts for people living with a dementia: A critical review. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 9(1), pp. 7-34.