Dance stance – London Arts in Health Forum blog

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance in the Hospital***

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           The integration of the arts into medicine is one of the most important developments of the last 20 years. Today’s post comes from the London Arts and Health Forum blog and examines the role of dance as therapy in hospitals. Dance is already emerging as part of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and as a stabilizing factor for older people.

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Source: Dance stance – London Arts in Health Forum blog

 

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Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Dementia***

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          One of the most important ongoing developments in medicine has been the integration of the arts into medical practice. Music has an especially important role to play in this phenomenon. Today’s post from The Guardian reports on the use of music in working with patients with dementia, their families, and their caregivers.

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Source: Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of Music!

 

National Endowment for the Arts Report: Staying Engaged: Creative Aging and the Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts and Longevity***

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            Decades of research and practice have strengthened our understanding of the critical importance of the arts in health longevity.Today’s post is an important new report from the National Endowment for the Arts on the contributions of engagement in the arts to lifelong health and wellness.

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Source: StayingEngaged_0917_0.pdf

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Arts in Health and Well-Being!

 

 

 

 

Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

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***The Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Art School in Prison***

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           I first shared this art in prison project almost two years ago and was delighted to find from this recent article that it is still going strong. The arts are being used in helping to rehabilitate those in prison in many different ways. Read about this extraordinary project in India!

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Source: Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

 

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The Greatest Risk You Can Take Is to Take No Risks at All

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***Personal Development Series: Taking Risks***

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          The autumn of the year is as bit like spring, with the possibility of new beginnings after the summer. Today’s post from Zat Rana is a much-needed meditation on the absolute necessity for risk-taking by all of us.

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Source: The Greatest Risk You Can Take Is to Take No Risks at All

 

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The Creative Apothecary Encourages You to Take a Risk Today!

In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

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***Music in Our Lives Series: Singing and Health***

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           As I continue my research on creative expression in our lives, music appears to be the key to many aspects of human development, from the early stages of life through our senior years. Singing is proving to be especially important for health and well-being. Today’s post shares the story of the choirs of older men and women springing up across the nation and the world.

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Source: In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. For young children, free play in nature is a powerful tool to spur physical, moral, and mental development. As the new school year begins, this essay from NAEYC is an important one for parent and teachers to read.

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Source: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

 

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Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

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***Transforming Communities Series: Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist***

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          Lily Yeh is one of the founders of the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia and through her group, the Barefoot Artist, brings art to communities across the world. Today]s post shares some of the work of this extraordinary woman and her team.

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Source: Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

 

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Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance and Parkinson’s Disease***

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          One of the most important developments in medicine over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into formal medicine. Dance is growing in its potential as treatment in many different areas from healthy aging to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This report from Stanford University’s medical school is an important contribution to our understanding of dance’s potential in medicine.

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Source: Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of the Arts!

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The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

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****Ideas That Matter Series: Mental Models***

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           This is a rather long read, but an important one. The mental models series from Farnham Street is a must-read for those wanting to understand how we make sense of our world. The concept of the “butterfly effect” is not well known except in the most limited way and is central to understanding the the world we live in.

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Source: The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Mental Models!

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