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Alzheimer's: Researching the disease through sculpture

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The increased aging of people in today's world reflects the longevity of human beings in recent decades. This has brought degenerative diseases to the aging population however, causing physical and mental deterioration and affecting their relationship with their communities. Since the first diagnosis of this pathology by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1907, Alzheimer's disease has been on the rise. While medical science focuses on revealing the causes and origins, other fields use their own means and tools to look into different aspects of the disease. This paper summarizes some of the research and findings form my doctoral thesis which asserts the significance of this disease in today's society and the importance of visual arts in conveying information about it.
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Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; interdisciplinary research; sculpture

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Publication date: 2007-09-27

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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