How Art Therapy Helps People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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Art therapy can be a useful and fulfilling activity to help those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. It can increase the quality of life for those suffering and become a way of expression, even after other types of communication start to fail. USA Today talks about some of the benefits of using arts therapy with […]

Dance Therapy For People With Dementia

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The following video provides a glimpse into how a rehab center is using dance therapy to help people with dementia. It’s an inspiring video that illustrates the benefits of expressive arts therapies with seniors. Read more about the benefits of making art accessible to people with dementia.   The Rhythm of Life Video Transcript Speaker 1: […]

Music Therapy Helps Memory & Alzheimer’s Patients – Alive Inside Movie

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The following video clips are from a movie called Alive Inside that investigates the power of music therapy and its ability to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It explores how music from a person’s past can help unlock memories that have been locked away for many years. Together with Oliver Sacks, the movie investigates […]

Music Infuses Life

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The following article is from one of our Contributing Authors, and an accomplished weaver and fiber artist, Aneesha Parrone. Here are some of her previous articles: Assisted Living Activities for Seniors and Arts Activities Helping Seniors With Alzheimer’s, Needle Felting to Help People With Dementia, Needle Felting Wool into a Felt Wallet. When I began […]

Using Needle & Wool Felting to Help People With Dementia

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The following is a guest post by one of our Contributing Authors, and an accomplished weaver and fiber artist, Aneesha Parrone. This is the first installment about Aneesha’s work using needle felting with residents of an assisted living facility. These residents are senior citizens and elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. You […]

Assisted Living Activities For Seniors – The Art of Weaving

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The following is a guest post by one of our Featured Authors, and an accomplished weaver and fiber artist, Aneesha Parrone. This article is the first installment of articles about Aneesha’s work with residents of an assisted living facility. These residents are senior citizens and elderly adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The […]

Making Art Accessible to People With Dementia

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Photo From MoMA’s Meet Me site As you know, we’re always interested in how art and art therapy affects seniors. We’ve written about how art therapy helps people with alzheimer’s improve memory. And now  The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has a new program called Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia. This […]

Art Therapy With Older Adults & The Elderly

The following video isn’t the best quality or best produced. But it does showcase how art can help senior citizens, the elderly, and older adults in general. It provides some personal accounts of how older people “stay alive” by utilizing the creative aspects of making art. It shows how art therapy can help improve the […]

Performing Art Therapy and Geriatrics

The following is  a slideshow presentation about performing arts therapy and geriatrics from Dr. D. Dutta Roy from the Psychology Research Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata.