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Thank you for your insight and I will utilize many ideas from your book. I liked the personal stories of participants in the studio and how the art program enriched and brought meaningful activity and pleasure. I appreciate your years of experience, ideas and thoughts to challenge me and help me develop my art class.
Ageing is a common subject in arts and literature as it is a universal experience. This paper summarizes the role of humanities in medical education and provides some examples and thoughts on how humanities curriculum can be used in geriatric teaching. Medical or health-care humanities have been defined as an interdisciplinary field of humanities literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religionsocial science anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociologyand the arts literature, theatre, film, and visual artsand their application to medical education and practice.
Our whole society benefits when older Americans use their talents and experiences to become involved in the arts as creators, teachers, mentors, volunteers, and audiences. Art programs for seniors and veterans have great value, both to the individuals involved and to society as a whole. The arts community benefits from people's contributions and resources.
Cognitive decline is an unavoidable aspect of aging that impacts important behavioral and cognitive skills. Training programs can improve cognition, yet precise characterization of the psychological and neural underpinnings supporting different training programs is lacking. Here, we assessed the effect and maintenance 3-month follow-up of 3-month music and visual art training programs on neuroelectric brain activity in older adults using a partially randomized intervention design.
Elders Share the Arts' project History Alive! Photo by Eric Breitbart. Throughout New York City, ESTA runs a number of artistic programs for elders that provide opportunities for social engagement and connect the elders to their communities.
We work with local artists, educators, and music therapists to bring the very best to our community, and our participants. Aging in the Arts fills the gap in activity at centers and residential facilities, facilitating increased mental and physical activity in students, and improving overall wellness by fostering new friendships and increasing confidence. The Arts and Disability curriculum focuses on methodology, which maximizes cognitive engagement and critical thinking abilities. This approach increases participant success, self esteem, enjoyment and socialization by focusing on process rather than an end product.
Academic journal article Studies in Art Education. Quality community-based art education programs for older adults over the age of 50 should exploit the broad range of interests and cognitive abilities of participants by utilizing adult education theory, brain research, and the best practices of adult art education programs. We consider a developing paradigm on the cognitive abilities of the mature mind and incorporate transformative learning theory to engage the creative potential of older adults participating in these art programs.
Effective communication enhances quality of life. In Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy AgingDenise Calhoun provides a language-based, interdisciplinary program to help older adults improve their communication skills. Each activity reveals new, creative, and fun ways to get individuals to speak, think, write, engage with others, and use their imagination.