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Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

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***Free Online Course Alert: Medicine and the Arts University of Capetown***

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This is an excellent course on Medicine and the Arts offered by the University of Capetown, South Africa. Check it out!

Source: Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

 

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Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide from HammondCare

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***The Arts and Health Series: HammondCare’s New Guide***

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          HammondCare is an Australian nonprofit healthcare company that specializes in assisted living and dementia care. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It has been a leader in the integration of the arts into healthcare.  Today’s post allows you a free download of their new guide for Arts on Prescription. I suggest using the A4 version as the easiest to read on computer. Explore the rest of their site to get you new ideas for your own community.

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Source: Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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