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A Scoping Review of Research on the Arts, Aging, and the Quality of Life

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Artistic engagement has been identified as a promising way to improve older adults’ quality of life (QoL) and health. This has resulted in a growing, yet diverse, knowledge base. The purpose of this scoping review …

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Impact of Creative Drama Training on Psychological States of Older Adults: An Exploratory Study

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The benefits of creative drama as an arts activity for older adults were explored in a 17-session drama workshop. Verbal samples, provided by participants after each midweek workshop session, were content-analyzed to examine changes over …

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The Arts, Health and Aging in America: 2005-2015

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In advance of the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) in 1981, 1995, and 2005, the arts and aging communities held mini-conferences to ensure that arts, culture, and livability were part of larger public policy …

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The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on the Physical Health, Mental Health, and Social Functioning of Older Adults.

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The aim of this study was to measure the impact of professionally conducted community-based cultural programs on the physical health, mental health, and social activities of individuals aged 65 and older. The positive impact of …

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