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Anne Basting

Anne Basting is the founder and director of Timeslips at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. She is a playwright, artist and author of/contributor to many articles and three books, as well …

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ArtCare: The Story of How an Arts Program Can Transform Long Term Care

Book and Chapter

ArtCare is a unique program that brings community artists, students and volunteers into Luther Manor Adult Day Care Center for art residencies with the Adult Day Care participants. ArtCare also provides trainings of how to …

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Arts & Minds: Connecting Art & Well-being (US)

The mission statement from the Arts & Minds site: Arts & Minds is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for all people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with …

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Building Bridges Across Age and Cognitive Barriers Through Art: College Students’ Reflections on an Intergenerational Program With Elders Who Have Dementia

via Journal of Intergenerational Relationships   |   Research and Study

From the abstract: The positive impact of intergenerational service learning experience on college students’ academic and personal development is well documented. However, it is not clear whether students engaged in such programs with elders who …

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Creative Ageing – Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Research and Study

These are the Winston Churchhill Memorial Trust’s findings from Fellows’ research into the beneficial effects of the arts on ageing.

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Creative Aging: the Emergence of Artistic Talents

via The Atlantic   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: As some people age and begin to lose cognitive abilities, they start to express previously hidden artistic talents. In my previous article, “Maintaining Connection and Saving Face,” I described Lester Potts, who became …

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Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care

Book and Chapter

From Anne’s website: “A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts …

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Equal Arts

Website

From the website: We are a leading creative ageing charity supporting older people and those living with Dementia in Gateshead, Newcastle and across the UK. Our team works to improve the lives of older people …

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Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia

Book and Chapter

From the Forget Memory website: Memory loss can be one of the most terrifying aspects of a diagnosis of dementia. Yet the fear and dread of losing our memory make the experience of the disease …

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In Alzheimer’s Disease, Maintaining Connection and ‘Saving Face’

via The Atlantic   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: Part one in a series on how people with neurologic disorders open and utilize new channels of expression

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