Art, Dementia & Technology: City Arts releases new free app ‘Armchair Gallery’

 

A new app offers people with dementia the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s greatest cultural collections, from the comfort of their own home. Armchair Gallery is specially designed for people living with dementia. It is available today on both iOS and Android. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”. However, old age and dementia present major barriers to visiting galleries and museums. In addition to the increased likelihood of physical health problems, people can suffer sensory overload in crowded public spaces. Loss of confidence and lack of…

 

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