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dc.contributor.authorOlson, Donna
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T23:36:00Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T23:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.smwc.edu/handle/20.500.12770/433
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative pilot research study searched for patterns in response to visual stimuli by persons with dementia. To date, limited information was found in professional art therapy journals regarding dementia and visual stimuli. The basic question dealt with was “Can there be relevant changes noted in a person’s response to visual stimuli as dementia stages progress?” Subjects from a variety of medically diagnosed stages of dementia were followed for a four week period. A data gathering instrument was developed by the researcher for observing and analyzing responses for patterns. The visual stimuli consisted of a set of seasonal photographs of trees (Kiev, n.d., Appendix B) accompanied by a question asking for the subject’s preference on that particular day. This process was carried out at regular intervals throughout the time span. The finding of a pattern in this study did point to the participants’ residual strength rather than focusing on declining abilities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectArt therapyen_US
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.titleExploration of Possible Changes in Response to Visual Stimuli of Individuals with Dementiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreenameMaster of Arts in Art Therapyen_US


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