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Title: ‘Nista’ niftakar?’
Authors: Baldacchino, Daniela
Keywords: Older people -- Psychology
Memory in old age
Music therapy for older people
Art therapy for older people
Nostalgia
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Baldacchino, D. (2020). ‘Nista’ niftakar?’ (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: The following is a study that aims to explore how the use of selected imagery and music pieces can improve older peoples’ memory. In order to collect the necessary data for this study, a number of music and art workshops were conducted at an elderly nursing home. During these workshop sessions the positive aspects of art and music therapy were recorded. The data collected during these sessions served to prepare a simple questionnaire to gain feedback from the participants about the workshops. The information gathered from the workshops and questionnaire can provide insight for further development for this type of study. A final project made up of photographs and a puzzle accompanied by music, was used to portray the seniors’ experiences and feelings as they recalled past events. This project makes use of strong artistic elements, such as distorted images, to create a sense of confusion, nostalgia, and also the reconstruction of memory and identity. Through these images viewers are encouraged to look deeper into the art pieces and experience the confusion people feel as memory declines. Moreover, an interactive puzzle portraying an old woman was created. This enables viewers to construct and deconstruct the puzzle pieces enabling them to understand the effect of loss and gain of a person’s memory.
Description: B.FINE ARTS DIG.ARTS
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/63386
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