I need to start contacting potential advisors this week, in hoping to have two on board. They will meet with for maximum of an hour for each session and I only need their comments on my updated work.
Here's my revised Topic Descriptive Summary
Art-Improve, an Art Therapy System
By 2056, 1 in 4 individuals in Canada will be an elderly. Global cases of dementia will be approximately double every 20 years. (statcan.gc.ca 2006) (Thestar.com) Elderly are known to have had different forms of dementia. A major issue associated with dementia is depression. (Early Symptoms) It makes dementia patients have difficulty dealing with their incurable problems. (“...Is there a cure?” Alzheimer's Disease International), I want to help them relief this symptom; with the goal of allowing them to have a happier life.
Art therapy is a proven way to relieve depression. (Hannemann 4) It awakens the creativity that is in the elderly suffers. It acts as a communication tool for those that cannot speak. It encourages social interactions between the elderly, which prevents loneliness. (Debold, Flow with Soul) In conclusion, I want to create an art therapy system that encourages elderly to create more art because it will be a comfortable, convenient and fun system to use.