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Art therapies and dementia care: A systematic review
Research paper by Renee Beard, College of the Holy Cross, USA

“Despite steadfast interest in the use of arts therapies (ATs) with individuals who have dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT), a systematic review of the literature has not been conducted. This paper aims to critique this evidence base, including music, visual arts, drama, and dance/movement therapies between the years 1990 and 2010, and make suggestions on how it can be strengthened.”


Published online at Sage Journals:
http://dem.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/09/14/1471301211421090.abstract
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