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|Visual arts in people with dementia: A systematic review Las artes visuales en personas con demencia: Revisión Sistemática
Badía M.; Visual arts in people with dementia: A systematic review Las artes visuales en personas con demencia: Revisión Sistemática ;Arte, Individuo y Sociedad vol:29 issue: Special Issue page:9.0
|Alzheimers disease; Art galleries; Art therapy; Dementia; Visual arts
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|Dementia is a progressive health condition, affecting an increasing number of people, characterised by the cognitive impairment and the presence of neuropsychiatric symptoms that limit daily life and diminish the quality of life of the person. The goal of this systematic review is to analyse those investigations related to the impact of visual arts interventions on the health and well-being of people with dementia. This review has been done using Medline, PsycINFO and Cinalh databases. Out of 84 publications found, 18 met the inclusion criteria. The results highlight the current relevance of research on visual arts intervention in dementia, but the studies included small samples and showed important methodological weaknesses. Nevertheless, current literature suggests that with adequate supports people with dementia can produce and appreciate visual art, and improve the perception of physical and emotional well-being. © 2018 Universidad Complutense de Madrid.All right reserved.