Inspiring arts in older age

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10-03-2016

Songs & Scones, Ryedale, North Yorkshire

Live Music Now (LMN) and Ryedale Carers have been working together to deliver an innovative project to reduce the sense of loneliness and isolation in older people living in Ryedale. The Ryedale So...

08-03-2016

ARTS FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING: An Evaluation Framework

Public Health England has published a framework for evaluating arts activities designed to support health and well being. The document aims to “strengthen understanding of what works in specific ...

Photography and storytelling: people with early stage dementia's experience...

Alison Ward is a researcher at the University of Northampton. This report focuses on her research in Denmark to explore the experiences of people with early stage dementia, through the means of ph...

10-10-2016

THE USE OF ARTS TO DELIVER SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW

The arts continue to gain recognition as a vital part of society. In particular, there is increasing acknowledgment that the arts can offer practical and innovative ways to impact on the positive fact...

10-10-2016

Technology and Older People

This evidence review is part of a series produced by Age UK, in order to provide evidence to underpin decision-making for people involved in commissioning, service development, fundraising and infl...

04-10-2016

ARTS ON PRESCRIPTION

If you are interested in Arts on Prescription, increasingly used by the health service, have a read of Arts & Health South West Fact Sheets - it's a great start.

16-09-2016

Digital Arts and Older People What is distinctive about working with older ...

This paper outlines some early thoughts of the author, Joe Randall, on this theme, and incorporates suggestions and elements of the discussion that followed. It begins by taking a view on what we shou...

16-09-2016

Library services for older people – good practice guide

This good practice guide was published in 2009 but as relevent today as ever. Older people are a key client group for all library and information services and will become a growing priority in the ...

16-08-2016

Evidencing the impact of and need for Acting Up - Mental Health Foundation

An aging population has obvious implications for demand on health service resources. There has therefore been increased interest in identifying activities which contribute to the prevention of mental ...

03-08-2016

The Art of Commissioning How commissioners can release the potential of the...

The Art of Commissioning report, published by the Cultural Commissioning Programme, draws on work of NCVO with two Commissioning Partner pilots, Gloucestershire CCG and Kent County Council. The obje...

13-06-2016

Cultural Commissioning Programme

The Cultural Commissioning Programme works with the arts and cultural sector, commissioners and policy makers to strengthen commissioning of arts and culture, to deliver better outcomes for people and...

03-06-2016

NICE Guidelines on interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbei...

These NICE guidelines cover the interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older and how to identify those most at risk of a decline’. It is for...

31-05-2016

Artlink Investigate Create

This small publication shares and celebrates the work created and all contributions to Investigate Create - a three year project led by Artlink that brought people with sight loss and people with hear...

05-05-2016

Viewing Art on a Tablet Computer: A Well-Being Intervention for People with...

Background: Art-based interventions have been shown to be beneficial for the well-being of people with dementia and their caregivers. This article explored whether such interventions can be delivered ...

05-05-2016

Dementia Toolkit for Small & Medium Museums

The first thing to say about this toolkit is that it is not intended as an evaluation, or as a simple exercise in sharing best practice. This toolkit has been written to help small museums design thei...

05-05-2016

Understanding the Experience of Group Singing for Couples Where One Partner...

Author details: Shreena Unadkat, D. Clin. Psych, Paul M. Camic, PhD*,and Trish Vella-Burrows, PhD Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, U...

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