Interdisziplinäre Veranstaltung

Donnerstag, 08.09.2016

10:45 - 12:15

Bertha-Benz Saal


Culture, arts and gerontology

Moderation: A. Kruse, Heidelberg; M. Gogol, Coppenbrügge

Beliefs of elderly people as well as younger ones about ageing are mainly influenced by the way as culture define the role of ageing and aged people in societies. In Western societies this views are often negative and deterministic. In the first talk an initiative of various organizations in the USA systematically works on this topic and developed recommendations for a new public perception. Furthermore, the talk reports results from a comparison on narratives in the media and from ageing advocacy organizations. The second talk presents rationale and first results from the Echo Project, an initiative which focus on fostering encounter and conversation as well as learning from each other in an intergenerational approach. The project is performed through interviews in several communities in Germany to identify opportunities for care, attendance, transfer of knowledge and experience, conservation as well as the capability for joint activities.

Personal views, beliefs and anticipations as well as societal narratives are often transmitted by arts and humanities. In the third talk the experience about a research project with elderly patients with cognitive decline – a model of negative stereotyping of ageing today – which are brought in context of paintings in a museum as part of a management strategy are presented.

The last talk focuses on late life creativity of artists as well as of those with handicaps and show in general the potential of creativity and productivity in elderly and in handicapped persons. The talk contradicts the popular concept of a general decline in higher age.

Reframing Aging: A New Approach to Changing the Conventional Wisdom about Aging

James C. Appleby, CEO Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington DC, USA

The Echo Project: How the very old and the very young can enrich mutually. An empirical contribution to creativity in intergenerational relationships.

Andreas Kruse, Institut für Gerontologie, Ruprecht-Karls- Universität Heidelberg

Guided Art Tours for People with Dementia - the ARTEMIS project

Johannes Pantel, Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Leiter des A rbeitsbereichs Altersmedizin, mit Schwerpunkt Psychogeriatrie und klinische Gerontologie, Johann Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M.

Older artists - what can we learn for daily praxis?

Manfred Gogol, Klinik für Geriatrie, Krankenhaus Lindenbrunn, Coppenbrügge

Andreas Kruse
Andreas Kruse
Manfred Gogol
Manfred Gogol
James C. Appleby
James C. Appleby
Johannes Pantel
Johannes Pantel