Publikováno: 30. 11. 1999

Museums, Meaning Making, and Memories: The Need for Museum Programs for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Curator: The Museum Journal, Volume 52, Issue 3, pages 229–240, July 2009


At times considered an unreachable audience, people with dementia have found a wealth of positive and meaningful experiences in museum settings. Making a case for the creation of museum programs for people with dementia and their caregivers, this article describes the experience of dementia both for those diagnosed with the disease and for those providing care; highlights several existing museum programs for people with dementia; and offers suggestions for future programming options.