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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Complementary and Art-Therapies as a Supportive Approach in Gerontology and Geriatrics Introduction

  • Open or Close Renata Martinec*

    Department of Motoric Disturbances, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    *Corresponding author: Renata Martinec, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Motoric Disturbances, University of Zagreb, Chronic Disease and Art-Therapies, Croatia

Submission: March 21, 2018; Published: April 24, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.03.000554

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume3 Issue1


Aging can cause different functional, physical, psychological and social implications, and therefore there is a need of eliminating or alleviating the existing negative symptoms. In that context, the use of complementary and art-therapies can also be considered as supportive approaches in therapy and rehabilitation of the elderly. Regarding to results, these therapies could contribute to development of holistic and multidisciplinary approaches in accordance with actual paradigms that are present in the field of maintaining human health and psychological well-being. But also, process of integration of different disciplines demand an additional effort regarding to further investigation of optimal models of intervention harmonized with the psychophysical, social and spiritual needs of the individual.

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