Noget at tale om! Museet som katalysator for ensomhedsforebyggelse hos ældre
Keywords:Museums and social responsibility, art & health, combatting loneliness, elder citizens, memories, storytelling.
In recent years, there has been an increase in cooperative projects
between the cultural and the healthcare sector. International research shows that
there is a good reason for that. From a holistic approach to the body and mind,
it appears that the arts in various aspects can have significant impact on mental
health, and that it can improve the individual’s quality of life. This text describes
a collaborative project between The Frederiksberg Museums and Frederiksberg
Health Centre. The purpose of this project is the prevention of loneliness in senior
citizens. The survey questions are based on the potential significance of the museum
collection as a catalyst for conversation and thus relationship formation. In
addition, we have wished to examine the degree to which a museum’s intervention
can strengthen the social networks of the participants.
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