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.
After a long period of silencing his pain with drugs, Vietnam Veteran Louis McNair turned to art. When McNair returned from duty he calmed himself by drawing, but eventually turned to drugs and is now using art again to express the loss he felt after 44 of his friends passe
Like New York, Oregon is making sure that their older population is provided with creative options.
Health care reform is a hot topic this summer with debates and demonstrations around the country. Regina Holliday is speaking her part by traveling around Washington, D.C.
Painting can be an extremely beneficial tool when exploring ones feelings when coping with an illness. The Centra Alan B.
Caring for a parent or spouse that can no longer care for themselves can be difficult and draining. To take off some of the pressure, St.
When Julia Strecher was 9-years-old she received her second heart transplant after her body rejected the first one putting her in cardiac arrest six times in two hours. Memories from the traumatic event left her with constant nightmares and anxiety. To relieve these feelings, she began writing
Guitarist and vocalist Marlina Teich travels around with other musicians in her group, Jazzheimers, an organization that brings jazz to people with Alzheimer’s in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in San Francisco. Teich takes requests from her listeners who often sing or drum along dur
Judy Cone has been playing the organ, piano, and singing her entire life, and is now sharing her knowledge with other seniors. Cone retired as Stratford High School’s choral director and found that older adults could also benefit by learning the organ. She has found that her students physicall
A study conducted by Tufts University Health & Nutrition suggests that creative exercises such as crafts and music can be just as beneficial as healthy eating and physical exercise. The three-year study which followed older men and women who participated in arts activities found that after
“New Horizons,” a musical group affiliated with Duke University’s lifelong learning program is part of a nationwide effort to encourage seniors to come back to playing music or start for the first time ever. The musicians are from all backgrounds and include professors, bankers, fundraisers, an
"Call me Helen.”
That’s likely the opening words that University of Pennsylvania medical students will hear at their first day of class in Microbiology.
“The Ohio Department of Aging once again is partnering with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) to solicit nominations for that organization’s fifth annual Practitioner of the Year award.
Several small-scale studies suggest some surprising benefits of listening to music, from the brain down to the blood vessels.