Strengths and Challenges of Arts-Based Programming for Individuals With Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Museum Programming for Well-Being

Sara Clarke-Vivier, Corie Lyford, Lynn Thomson
Through the perspectives of a museum educator, an art educator, and an educational researcher, this article explores the evolution of shared definitions of "well-being" in the development of a museum-and arts-based program for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). By piecing together the authors' first-person reflections on pivotal program design moments with images, participant quotes and reflections, and emerging quantitative data, this bricolage inquiry provides
more » ... t into the complex and sometimes competing conceptions of wellness and learning that arise in designing programming with and for this population and their caregivers.