The Affective Creativity of a Couple in Dementia Care
The capacity to feel and express themselves in response to worldly surroundings is a defining feature of who a person living with dementia is, and can have profound effects on the ways in which they think, act and express creativity. Drawing on a year of intensive collaborative work with residents living with dementia in an Orthodox Jewish care home in London, I extend our perceptions and understandings of how a couple experiences their day-to-day lives, with particular attention paid to their affective practice in creativity. I demonstrate how the affective creativity of the couple emerges, circulates, and transforms as a spouse’s dementia develops, whilst feeling bodies continuously (re)make relations and familiarize themselves with the immediate surroundings through the making of artworks.
Link to article including link to pdf, The Affective Creativity of a Couple in Dementia Care
The Affective Creativity of a Couple in Dementia Care. 2020: 360–381. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1007/s11013-019-09662-5