Article of the month December 2018
The INTERDEM website committee selected as paper of the month December: Implementation and impact of unforgettable: an interactive art program for people with dementia and their caregivers. It was published last summer.
The paper describes research into the Unforgettable initiative. This is a program developed by MoMa in New York and it consists of interactive guided museum tours for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The article describes the experienced facilitators and barriers for a successful implementation of this program in 12 museums in the Netherlands. The research indicated that museum employees and volunteers gained more positive attitudes towards dementia, thus decreasing stigmatization.
Hendriks, I., Meiland, F. J., Gerritsen, D. L., & Dröes, R.-M. (2018). Implementation and impact of unforgettable: an interactive art program for people with dementia and their caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, advance access, 1-12.