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How do the arts create neutral ground for cultural diversity?

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Damian Hebron and Arti Prashar look at some of the challenges that can be encountered in arts-based practices for people living with dementia as a result of cultural diversity.

This includes:

  • How some reminiscence activities for people living with dementia run the risk of being based around a narrow cultural definition

  • How more modern approaches of engaging people living with dementia in arts-based practices offer a much broader cultural scope

  • The challenges that may be experienced by arts practitioners working in more culturally diverse art forms and within more culturally diverse communities

Have you ever experienced any challenges in being able to engage in an arts-based activities due to a cultural barrier? If so, what was the barrier and how could it have been overcome? Share your experiences in the comments.

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

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