International Arts & Dementia Research Conference

Award Number
Status / Stage
1 September 2016 -
1 April 2017
Duration (calculated)
00 years 07 months
Wellcome Trust
Funding Amount
Contracted Centre
Royal Society for Public Health
Contracted Centre Webpage
Principal Investigator
Prof Paul Camic
PI Contact
WHO Catergories
Models across the continuum of care
Tools and methodologies for interventions
Disease Type
Dementia (Unspecified)

CPEC Review Info
Reference ID304
ResearcherReside Team


Award Number203819/Z/16/Z
Status / StageCompleted
Start Date20160901
End Date20170401
Duration (calculated) 00 years 07 months
Contracted CentreRoyal Society for Public Health
Contracted Centre Webpage
Funding Amount£9,830.00


There is worldwide interest in how the arts can impact different types of dementia. Over the past 10 years artists, museums/art galleries, and charitable groups have been at the forefront in developing new programmes to enhance quality of life, wellbeing and compassionate care for people with dementia and their carers. Following on the work of these groups, researchers from different academic disciplines have begun to investigate a range of art forms to address wellbeing and quality of life but also to examine the impact of the arts on cognition, memory, emotions, motivation, attention, identity, aesthetic preference, social inclusion and learning. The International Arts and Dementia Research Conference aims to bring together for the first time researchers, artists, clinicians and people with dementia to debate current research through keynote addresses, paper sessions, interactive workshops and roundtable discussions. Opportunities for informal networking and dialogue with people with dementia and carers who have participated in some of the arts activities presented at the conference will also be key features. Film screenings, poetry and artworks produced and curated by those with dementia will enliven the conference. The conference concludes with an afternoon at the Wellcome Collection’s experiencing dementia Hub.