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‘Well I’m still the Diva!’ Enabling people with dementia to express their identity through graffiti arts: innovative practice
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-10, 06:14 authored by Ben HicksBen Hicks, Denise Carroll, Shanti Shanker, Angela El-Zeind
This article reports on a pilot study that investigated the use of graffiti arts as a medium for promoting self-expression in people with dementia. Two people with dementia attended a series of workshops with a graffiti artist where they explored their feelings of changing identity following their dementia diagnoses. As part of the workshops, they were encouraged to develop a personal ‘tag’ or signature to portray their sense of identity and a piece of street art to express ‘their message’. These completed artworks were displayed in a public space in Bournemouth, UK.
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