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Older People with Long-term Illness - the Value of the Creative Arts (13/03/18)




A masterclass for anyone.

This session will consider the challenges faced by health and social care services in the UK as a result of our growing elderly population. There is considerable interest in the value of creative activities in helping to support independence, tackle loneliness and promote wellbeing among older people. A number of recent examples of arts and health evaluation and research will be considered with a focus on the role of singing and dance in promoting health and well-being among older people with long-term conditions, including dementia, Parkinson’s and chronic respiratory illness. Attention will also be given to the Choir in Every Care Home initiative led by the charity Live Music Now.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Dr. Trish Vella-Burrows, and Dr. Ann Skingley, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.