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Arts Engagement Trends in the United Kingdom and their Implications for Mental and Social Wellbeing

Research and Study

Over the past two decades evidence about the role of the arts in promoting health and wellbeing has grown substantially, including studies reporting the impacts of arts engagement for older adults. However, much evidence is …

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Creative ageing: participation, connection & flourishing. A mixed-methods research study exploring experiences of participatory arts engagement in later life through a systematic review of literature and focus groups with older people

Research and Study

From the abstract: “Background: A rapidly increasing ageing population has significant consequences for the demography, health and wellbeing of our society. Participatory arts programmes and activities can contribute to health promotion in later life, by …

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Hot Streaks in Artistic, Cultural and Scientific Careers

via Nature: International Journal of Science   |   Research and Study

From Nature: International Journal of Science: “Here, building on rich literature on the lifecycle of creativity, we collected large-scale career histories of individual artists, film directors and scientists, tracing the artworks, films and scientific publications …

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Interventions to Reduce Ageism Against Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

via American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)   |   Research and Study

From the abstract: “Research has found a strong link between ageism, in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward older people, and risks to their physical and mental health. Little is known, however, …

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White matter plasticity in healthy older adults: The effects of aerobic exercise

Research and Study

Scientists at Colorado State University’s BRAiN Lab recently reported on study findings showing “that white matter regions that are vulnerable to aging retain some degree of plasticity that can be induced by aerobic exercise training.” …

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