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.

Tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with someone who is showing signs of dementia. (Presenter to be announced) 

This point continued to be made throughout the day: engage, direct and support the emerging artist and create joy in the moment.

A new analysis shows that listening to religious music helps seniors increase their life satisfaction and self-esteem, and decreases anxiety around death.
174 participants with a median age of 57 took part in a 10-week study that evaluated the effects of different treatments for depression in older adults.
Moderate exercise is good for everyone, and especially older adults. Just a 20-minute walk a day could help seniors hold off major disability and enhance the quality of their life, according to new findings by the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study.
90 percent of older adults wish to stay in their current homes for as long as they can, but may not be able to if they are unable to take care of their own daily needs-- often a result of a decline in muscle strength due to sedentary lifestyle.
A new study shows that older adults who participate in dance experience less hip and knee pain and walk faster. Those who walk faster are at less of a risk for falls, and because the speed of walking is recognized as an important predictor of health throughout aging.
Multiple research studies show that bilingual people have many cognitive advantages, especially as they age.  For those who have been bilingual since childhood, they may be able to adapt better to unexpected circumstances.

Everyone’s brain has an internal rhythm, that speeds up for more intense activities and slows down for more calm ones.

A new study from The Journal of Consumer Research looks at what makes people happy relative to their age.

In Alberta Canada, a new program has been enacted in 11 long-term care homes to provide music, exercise, and art as alternatives to antipsychotic drugs. .

New research from Tübingen University in Germany shows that as we get older our brains don’t become weaker, they become more powerful.

People are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease than

Using art to combat the nasty effects of Alzheimer’s Diseas

According to a recent study, putting a child through early

In honor of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offered free public screenings on

Beth McGuire believes that creative aging stems from passion. What are you most passionate about? Think back to the moments in your life when you were happiest. For Beth, it was learning, teaching, and working with older adults.

This study examined the relation between leisure activities and the risk of dementia in a prospective cohort of 469 subjects older than 75 years of age who resided in the community and did not have dementia at base line.

According to a nationwide study conducted by the National Center for Creative Aging, Maryland, Washington, and Colorado top the list of the best states for brain health.