Browse “Health: Physical”

A Radical Plan to Treat Covid’s Mental Health Fallout

via Wired Magazine   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the Article: The NHS is trialling a new approach to tackling physical and mental health issues: ask what really matters.

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A Review of Arts and Aging Research: Revealing an Elusive but Promising Direction for the Era of the Third Age

via Humanities and the Arts, Journal of Aging   |   Research and Studies

Abstract: “This article examines arts and aging research over a 40-year period in four highly visible gerontology journals. We examine the content, amount, and distribution of research between 1970 and 2009, identifying dominant themes and …

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Age No Barrier to ‘China’s Hottest Grandpa’

via CNN   |   Articles and Blog Posts

This article focuses on Wang Deshun, an in-demand fashion model who, at 80, walked the runway during China Fashion Week in 2015. Deshun shares how he became an overnight internet sensation in China, his dedication …

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK


From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Art Should Be a Habit, Not a Luxury

via The Atlantic   |   Articles and Blog Posts

“Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life. Too often, we let the humdrum reality of life get in the way of the arts, which …

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Arts Council England: Social Prescribing


From the Website:  Social prescribing can connect people to a range of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations such as volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating …

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Arts for Brain Health Final Video


From the YouTube Video Description: This project aims to utilize artistic creativity to improve social engagement opportunities for people living with dementia, ultimately transforming the healthcare experiences of patients, professional caregivers, and family members, with …

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Arts on Prescription: The Logical Step for Health and Wellbeing

Articles and Blog Posts

From the Article: With the groundswell of empirical evidence regarding the arts’ positive impact on both physical and mental wellbeing, particularly in older age, why shouldn’t it be as readily available to the public as …

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Breaking the Age Code

Books and Chapters

About the Book:  The often-surprising results of Levy’s science offer stunning revelations about the mind-body connection. She demonstrates that many health problems formerly considered to be entirely due to the aging process, such as memory …

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Building Community Through Arts & Culture


From the Toolkit: “…the Age-friendly NYC Commission’s Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group offers the latest information on why attracting and serving older patrons is good for businesses, neighborhoods, and even individual health. The guide …

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