Health & Wellness

Health and wellness can be achieved in many ways, including using creativity to work the mind and body. Research has shown that mental activity stimulated by arts activities can be especially beneficial to people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Cases of cognitive disabilities increase with age, so as the population lives longer more people will be diagnosed. By bringing arts programs to people with cognitive disabilities, you can create more opportunities for people with cognitive loss and their caregivers. In this section you'll find information about Health and Wellness programming, research, events, news and more.

Have an idea of what you'd like to see at the 2015 conference on creative aging? Tell us!

13 OCTOBER 2015



While there have long been indications that people who

People with a sense of purpose in life have a 15 percent lower risk of death, compared

Clinical depression affects many members of the older populatio

Pendants you press in case of a fall have existed for some time, but a new device bein

A new study has found that, when completing memory tests in the morning, the brains of

Recipients of the 2014 NCCA-MetLife Foundation Technical Assistance Grants are working hard with their mentors on the creation (or expansion) of their arts and aging programs.

Agitation is one of the hardest symptoms of dementia to deal with, for patients and caregivers

A new documentary entitled “Alive Inside” won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival,

The combination of eating well, exercising, keeping mentally and socia

Even though crafters have long recognized the therapeutic effects of knitting and crocheting,

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A stark, emotional, and powerful message about creativity, the human body and the aging paradox took place with little need for an introduction or explanation. This event served to transport the audience to the very same page, and thus the keynote talk began.

A review of the benefits and side effects of common dementia medications.

We offer a variety of practical suggestions and tips to family caregivers on how to manage challenging behaviors that their loved one with dementia may exhibit.