Using creative, sensory and embodied research methods when working with people with dementia: a method story

Fleetwood-Smith, Rebecka, Tischler, Victoria ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0086-1906 and Robson, Deirdre ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-0352 (2021) Using creative, sensory and embodied research methods when working with people with dementia: a method story. Arts & Health. ISSN 1753-3015

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Abstract

Background
People with dementia are often excluded from research due to ethical concerns and a reliance upon conventional research methods which focus on recall and verbal expression.

Methods
Creative, sensory and embodied research methods typically involve techniques that conceptually bring individuals “into” the research, thus affording an expressive capacity that traditional methods do not. This paper details a “method story”, presenting three interlinked cycles of study used to explore the significance of clothing to people with dementia living in a care home. The studies drew upon arts-based and design led practices. This paper details the methods used and the opportunities that they presented when exploring the lived experience of dementia.

Results and Conclusions
Creative, sensory and embodied approaches enabled people with dementia to engage with research, supporting imaginative, spontaneous and flexible participation. This supports the use of novel methods when undertaking research with people who have dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dementia, care homes, creative research methods, sensory ethnography
Subjects: Medicine and health > Clinical medicine > Dementia
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Depositing User: Victoria Tischler
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 12:03
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 12:03
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8401

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