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Narrating Memories with Þórarinn Eldjárn


Art and Culture as Therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the book: Narrating memories with Þórarinn Eldjárn: 19 September 2013 at 15-17 pm.

The exhibition “Narrating memories with Þórarni Eldjárn” shows the initial results of the first workshop in Iceland within project Art and Culture as Therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. This research focuses on non-pharmacological therapies for the Alzheimer’s disease and originates from the Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia, Spain.

The workshop with the well-known author Þórarinn Eldjárn was organized by the Association of families of Alzheimer’s patients and related diseases (FAAS) and the Dementia Unit at the National Hospital of Iceland. The workshop took place at the National Library of Iceland and enjoyed the collaboration of Þórarinn Eldjárn and 14 students from the Drawing Department at The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts.

Among the objectives of this collaboration is to open up the debate on Alzheimer’s disease and find out how narrating memories can join the scientific investigation and qualitative evaluation.

For further information about the workshop and about the research project in general please visit:



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