Respoonse to week 2 discussion | DDHA 8246 – Advanced Application of Practice-based Research in Health | Walden University


Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings providing feedback on their topic and research problem.

Note: This Discussion provides you with an opportunity for peer review. You may revise your own proposed research topic and problem statement based upon the feedback you receive from your colleagues.

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Art Therapy for Dementia

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About 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia and the number of people who suffer from dementia increases rapidly. Children’s education should be a priority and Health Care Organizations should initiate campaigns to reduce alcohol intake, smoking cessation, to avoid head injuries, to educate young adults about hypertension, diabetes, and how to prevent and delay dementia. 

3 annotated literature summaries for an HSO organizational research problem

Livingston, G., Huntley, J., Sommerlad, A., Ames, D., Ballard, C., Banerjee, S., Brayne, C., Burns, A., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Cooper, C., Costafreda, S. G., Dias, A., Fox, N., Gitlin, L. N., Howard, R., Kales, H. C., Kivimäki, M., Larson, E. B., Ogunniyi, A., Orgeta, V., … Mukadam, N. (2020). Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. Lancet (London, England), 396(10248), 413–446.

Nine modifiable risk factors for dementia suggest that about 40% of the worldwide population lives with dementia. Yet, age is a risk factor, other factors like poor education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, and low social contact is supported with evidence to cause dementia. Three new factors like alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution are related to dementia.

World Health Organization (2021) Dementia. Retrieved from:

With 55 million people living with dementia and 10 million cases arising every year, dementia is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. Dementia can be considered a normal and an inevitable process of aging, however injuries and secondary diseases can affect the brain and creates a social, psychological, and economic impact on the family and caregivers.

Schneider J. (2018). The Arts as a Medium for Care and Self-Care in Dementia: Arguments and Evidence. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(6), 1151.

With a growing number of patients with dementia and the lack of effectiveness of the medications, art therapy is starting to be seen as a new approach that will help enhance and improve the quality of life of patients with dementia. Art therapy is divided into visual art, music, and dance, and offers a systematic review of arts in general and patients with dementia.

Single sentence social health problem

The lack of awareness and misunderstanding of dementia has led to stigmatization and inappropriate diagnosis and care.

Single sentence research problem

The purpose of this study is to answer how art therapy can improve the quality of life of patients with dementia.

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