Christa de Brún is currently working with the Alzheimer Society to develop a literary hub for those living with dementia. Research has proven that creative arts therapy can be beneficial for people living with dementia. Such therapies engage attention, provide pleasure and may improve symptoms such as anxiety and apathy. Created pieces of art can also be helpful in gaining an understanding as to how the person with dementia is feeling, allowing people with dementia an outlet that they may not otherwise have. Participatory arts can help support relationships between the person with dementia and their carer. It can also foster a better sense of community. This online space features some of Ireland's leading writers and poets reading from their work, including Claire Keegan, Danielle McLaughlin, Joseph O'Connor, Annemarie Ni Churreáin, Anne Tannam, Arthur Broomfield, Anne McDonald, Eileen Casey and many more.
|Original language||English (Ireland)|
|Type||A virtual hub for those living with dementia.|
|Media of output||https://virtualdementiahub.ie/|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2022|