Art, Dementia and Social Innovation

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We want to change people's perceptions of dementia and explore the possibilities for creative citizenship.

Researchers of the Artful Dementia Research Lab develop diverse artistic interventions with people with dementia as co-creators and co-researchers.

We try to develop new ways to be together. 

- Our point of departure is that we think that humans are creative, playful, and social beings. We breathe, laugh, smile, sing, dance, speculate, think, feel, and love.

Since childhood, we have been living together in a flock, and we need each other. We need to be seen and see the life around us. None of these disappears even if we get dementia- this is fundamental for us, and how can we actively use this to develop new ways of being together?


Karoline Dalby
Rikke Gürgens Gjærum