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Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art in a Dialysis Unit***

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          The arts are an active force in health care in Ireland. Today’s inspiring post shares the story of the “Tree of Remembrance,” a collaborative work of art made over two years by the patients, family, and staff in the Dialysis Unit at University Hospital in Kilkenny, Ireland. It forms a permanent installation in the unit. The story may offer some great ideas for your own community!

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Source: Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Medicine!

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Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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***The Arts in Health Series: New Directions for Museums***

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          Museums are going in many new directions as they identify and adopt new ways of public involvement. New programs for people with disabilities and opportunities for both active elders and those with dementia are only a few of them. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts includes the opportunity for an organization to propose a “made to measure” project to suit its needs.  It has also developed an art therapy initiative that other institutions might examine and adapt for their own needs.

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Source: Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Dimensions for Art Museums!

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

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***The Arts in Health Series: Painting with Dementia***

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There is more publicity about the healing power of music with dementia patients so we need to remind ourselves every so often that all the arts are important in healthcare. I have shared information before about this wonderful video and I encourage you to get it and use it with others interested in the arts in healthcare. It offers inspiration for all of us of the transforming power of the arts.

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Source: I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts in Healthcare!

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

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***Special Report on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing: UK All-Party Parliamentary Group***

IMPORTANT REPORT ON THE ARTS AND HEALTH

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Regina MJ Kyle

          Today’s post may be the most important one you read this week. A new report from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group supports and encourages the central role of the arts in health and wellbeing. I am sharing the complete report here; you can choose to view different parts on your own schedule. The post includes both the long and short forms of the report; videos, podcasts, and other supplementary information. Please pass it on to others who may be interested.

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Source: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the All-Party Parliamentary Report on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing!

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Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

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

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              One of the most powerful uses of the arts in health is in the caring for people with dementia. I have posted many times on the power of music for those with dementia and their families; today’s post by Nicci Gerrard shares her own experiences of the dementia arts program at the Royal Academy and anticipates the Parliamentary Report due out tomorrow in the UK that validates the importance of the arts in treating dementia. I will be sharing more on that after the report is released.

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Source: Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Treating Dementia!

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Arts Health Associates: Introduction to a Valuable Resource

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***The Arts in Health: Resources & Raising the Profile of Arts in Healthcare***

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              The arts have always been present in health systems from the time of the ancient shamans; one of the most important developments in modern healthcare is the growing integration of the arts in a variety of ways. One of the problems is the lack of visibility of this development except for those who are already involved. Three extraordinary and internationally accomplished professionals in arts and health have formed Arts Health Associates, based in Australia but with strong links to the UK and South Africa. Today’s post will introduce you to the organization and to the range of resources it offers to organizations and communities. Victoria Jones, Victoria Hume, and Lynne Seaar bring a wealth of successful experience in the arts in general as well as in the arts in healthcare. Please explore all of their information and pass it on.

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Source: Arts Health Associates

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Arts in Healthcare!

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Art at the Heart of the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England

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***The Arts in Health Series: Arts in Hospitals***

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            One of the most important developments in healthcare over the last 20 years has been the integration of the arts into healthcare in hospitals and other medical settings. Today’s post tells the story of “Art at the Heart” at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England. This program in healthcare has won many awards and is a vital presence in the greater Bath community. I hope you will find some ideas for the arts in health in your own community.

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Source: About Us – Art at the Heart of the RUH

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthcare!

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Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing and Creative Aging***

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          One of the important developments in arts therapy has been the emergence of dance as an important part of treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s and for older people’s ability to strengthen their balance and avoid falls. Today’s post is a report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in Canada on programs in dance offered for elders with mobility and other medical problems. Dance can be an important part of healthy aging!

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Source: Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

 

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

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How arts heal and galvanise the youth of Timor Leste

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***Arts in Health Series: Arts & Trauma in Young People***

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          In many nations across the world young people have suffered traumatic experiences. The arts are proving to be an effective way of helping them and their communities recover. Today’s post shares the story of young people in Timor Leste and how “Arte Moris–Living Art”  is making a difference in their lives. The project has received the UN Human Rights Award. The featured images are from a different project in Africa.

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Source: How arts heal and galvanise the youth of Timor Leste

 

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What veterans’ poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day

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***Arts in Health Series: Poems by Veterans on Memorial Day***

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          The arts have become important ingredients in the treatment of veterans recovering from the wounds of war. Both prose and poetry by veterans can help us not only to understand them better but also how they can be healing for all of us. Today’s post by a veteran and college professor examines how the poetry written by veterans can show us the way to healing the deep divides in our present-day society.

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Source: What veterans’ poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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