Oficinas Terapêuticas is a project that began in 2004, in a private institution in Lisbon. The main project focuses on the idea that from the moment a diagnosis of dementia is made, the person in question usually loses his statute of being a person. This effect is also true for the person him- or herself, who develops a perception of low self-efficacy.
Re-perceiving self-efficacy is the aim of this project by providing more autonomy and developing old and new capacities, even when there is a cognitive compromise. The work of the project is carried out with the therapeutic intervention of a number of artists and artisans and with the collaboration of community institutions such as museums.