Culture and Health

Co-creativity, well-being and agency: A case study analysis of a co-creative arts group for people with dementia

The article explores the importance of artistic co-creativity as an inclusive approach for people with dementia and their partners. The results of a small-scale study focusing on music and dance show how co-creativity influences the wellbeing and agency of those involved. The data analysis revealed three key themes: autonomy, connections and art as an enabling factor. In addition, the use of the Canterbury Wellbeing Scale indicated some improvements in wellbeing. This research highlights the importance of co-creative collaboration in promoting the wellbeing of people with dementia. The author suggests that co-creativity should be considered as a valid method in future research with people with dementia.