Theatre Arts for Improving Cognition and Affective Health


Psychologist Helga Noice and Theatre Educator Tony Noice have a long record of analyzing the impact of participatory arts on older adults, with a specialty in the relationship between theatre arts and cognition.  This article is one of many they have authored, usually based on their own research projects or in some cases on extensive reviews of related research.  The article provides evidence for “significance improvements in performance of activities of daily living, as well as standard measures of memory, comprehension ,and problem-solving. “

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Arthur Kramer

Tony Noice

Helga Noice

related organization

Elmhurst College



resource type

Articles and Blog Posts



art forms

Acting, Drama, Theatre

program site type

Arts Organizations