25 November 2009

Creative Arts and dementia

Research finds creative solutions for aged health
ABC News: 15 November 2008
Can participating in the arts help people be happier and healthier? Scientific research suggests that, in some cases, it can.

An international conference on the New South Wales mid-north coast has heard about the benefits of specifically tailored arts programs for the aged and those suffering dementia.

Susan Perlstein is the founder of the National Centre of Creative Ageing in the United States and has been a keynote speaker at the Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference in Port Macquarie.

"Creative ageing is about engaging creative expression with older people, linking healthy living with ageing," she said. … > full story

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