Proceedings of the 4th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2017 (4th BCM 2017)

A Study on Applicability of Sound Art as Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

Authors
Kamal Sabran, Norfadilah Kamaruddin, Ismail Lasa, Norfarizah Mohd Bakhir
Corresponding Author
Kamal Sabran
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bcm-17.2018.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Therapy, Sound Art, Alzheimer's disease, New Media Arts, Interdisciplinary, Health
Abstract
As Alzheimer's disease increases around the world with still no absolute medication to solve the problem, art has become the alternative treatment. Nevertheless, with sound art exploring public spaces to exhibit, and seen as not too distant from conventional art approach such as music therapy, the use of sound art is still not fully utilized to support a healthy environment in Alzheimer's care centres. This study aims to explore the applicability of sound art, a new medium of therapy for Alzheimer's patients. This project has investigated the issues, nature, and reasons that arise through literature reviews, pilot studies, observations and conducted interviews. In particular, it has focused on identifying the potential of sound characteristics, components and elements of sound art making. Views and opinions obtained from this method were used as data to form a prototype. This model has been tested on Alzheimer's patients as respondents in order to observe their perceptions, usability and affectivity. Finally, the data that gathered was analysed. Results from this research benefits the field of sound art in terms of new knowledge. The outcome of the project includes the identification of therapeutic elements for sound art making and the empirical evaluation of its applicability use for Alzheimer's patients.
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Proceedings
4th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2017 (4th BCM 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-478-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bcm-17.2018.2How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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