Remember art offers an avenue for clouding minds

For this Dementia Action Week 2022 we dip into the archives for a snapshot of what the sector is doing in creative ageing and dementia programming.

Australia’s population is aging quickly. And while we as a sector have become better at addressing that through programming, the demands continue to rise.

5.5 million people born in the decade after WWII – who we affectionately call ‘Baby Boomers’ – have entered their senior years. Plus new emerging research has revealed that Dementia can also be a young person’s disease.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina