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Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dancing***

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          We all know that we need to move more–and how we move can make a big difference. This recent article from Psychology Today reports on yet another research study that shows dancing has a more powerful impact than other forms of exercise. I am convinced that it is the combination of music and movement that gives dance its power. I am sharing images from Brian Andreas Story People, who always seem to be dancing.

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Source: Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

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***The Creative Aging Series: Growing as an Artist***

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          One of the fascinating things about people in the arts–visual artists, musicians, dancers, and others–is that many of them are productive in the arts well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. And people who take up the arts in their later years also continue to be active and healthy members of society. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Art News of a few years ago. It’s an inspiring glimpse at artists who keep on getting better year after year.

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Source: ‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

 

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The Creative Apothecary is Founding the School of Creative Aging for Everyone!

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David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

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***Personal Development Series: Wisdom for the Weekend***

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          David Foster Wallace’s writings offer some much-needed wisdom we need to explore every so often. In this essay Zat Rana offers some key ideas in Foster Wallace’s own words and reflections on their importance in our lives. Spend some time this weekend meditating on them in nature and find the refreshment that comes from a brief break from the everyday.

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Source: David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of David Foster Wallace!

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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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Update on the Disrupting Aging Tour – West Coast Recap

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***Creative Aging Series: Dr. Bill Thomas & Disrupting Aging***

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          Dr. Bill Thomas is one of the true heroes of our troubled age. His work on transforming nursing homes with the Green House/Eden Alternative models and his leadership of the movement to transform how we think, communicate, and act about aging are beyond extraordinary. He has been leading “disrupting aging” tours across the country for the last two years. Today’s post brings you to an update and podcast on the current west coast tour.

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Source: The #AskDrBill Show – Podcast Episode 011 – West Coast Recap

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Dr. Bill Thomas & The Disrupting Aging Tour!

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Engaged Aging: Creating Community for All Ages

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***Creative Aging Series: EngAGE Is Expanding***

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          Tim Carpenter and his team at EngAGE in California have been developing the most creative model for people aging in affordable housing for years. He has shown the power of partnering with ethical developers and placing creative expression at the heart of the work. Today’s post takes you to the new and expanded website and brings news of new directions for the EngAGE model in Oregon and Minnesota. Way to go Tim and team! Explore the full website and get ideas for your own community.

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Source: Engaged Aging

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Tim Carpenter and EngAGE!

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Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: Guide to Aging & the Arts***

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          One of the major themes for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life and its related resource guides is creative aging. Today’s post brings you a helpful list of organizations and programs supporting involvement for seniors in the arts. Vitality Arts is a new information service from Aroha Philanthropies, a leading supporter of the arts for senior across the country.

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Source: Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Aroha Philanthropies!

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A passion that never fades | Illawarra Mercury

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts in Dementia Care***

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          I have shared information before about HammondCare, Australia’s amazing world leader in dementia care. They are pulling together all the best practices that are emerging in healthcare and shaping them into a comprehensive approach that focuses on individual needs. This story from a local newspaper demonstrates how they use the arts in therapy, building on the interests and skills of individuals to promote hope, continued activity, and resilience in the lives of patients.

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Source: A passion that never fades | Illawarra Mercury

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

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Better Homes and Gardens makeover for dementia care garden

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***Creative Aging Series: Dementia Care at HammondCare***

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          Today’s post brings together several of the themes I am exploring in my research for my book and resource guides: creative aging, healing gardens, models of dementia care, and Beacons of Hope organizations. HammondCare in Australia is a world leader in developing and providing dementia care. This is the story of how the magazine Better Homes and Gardens has worked with them to transform a healing garden at one of their sites. This garden offers ideas and guidelines that can be adapted in other places. HammondCare is one of my international Beacons of Hope to be featured in both the book and resource guides.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens makeover for dementia care garden

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of HammondCare in Australia!

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