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The intersection of science and visual art

Janneke van Leeuwen (Founder, The Thinking Eye & PhD Researcher, UCL) introduces research that uses science, visual art and verbal communication.

Janneke van Leeuwen (Founder, The Thinking Eye and PhD Researcher, UCL) introduces research that uses both science, visual art and a verbal communication strategy to give an insight into the biology of dementias.

You will learn:

  • How it is hoped that research like this could help to reframe the clinical test environment for a dementia diagnosis

  • About the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method, which has been applied for the purpose of learning more about dementia

  • How techniques such as VTS can be applied in day-to-day situations to enhance communication with people living with dementia

You will have an opportunity to try the VTS method at the end of this week in the Try-It-Yourself exercise. In the meantime, how do you feel that participating in research such as this would make you feel? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

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