Museums Art & Alzheimer's is a project supported by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. MA&A aims to facilitate the access of people with dementia, their family and professional carers, to art and museums, by comparing European and non-European experiences.
The goal is to bridge the world of museums and art and the social and health sector: with this integrated perspective, museum activities can help create a dementia-friendly society.
Through online resources for training of museum educators and geriatric professionals, in-person training events, exchange of experiences, sharing of reflections, guidelines and training materials, MA&A offers a significant contribution to the dissemination of quality museum projects accessible to people with dementia and their carers.
Two main products were developed during the project: a Training Course for museum educators and geriatric activity coordinators who want to create or implement museum programmes for people with dementia and their carers; and a manual (toolkit) on how to communicate with people with dementia through the arts, dedicated to family and professional carers.
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