Wandering in care homes: the role of artists in reimagining walking performed by people living with dementia

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Abstract

Walking by those living with dementia is often pathologically labelled ‘wandering’, an act lacking a clear purpose or destination. Walking in this context is not widely understood or valued, except as physical exercise. Drawing on walking performances by other artists and the author’s own arts-based research, during which she walked outdoors and in care homes with people living with dementia, this article explores the role that the performance and conceptualisation of walking by artists can play in challenging and reimagining walking undertaken by people living with dementia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-37
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in Drama Education
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2019

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Drama Education on 18/1/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13569783.2018.1544489

Keywords

  • Walking
  • arts
  • dementia
  • performance
  • wandering

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