Category Archive: Research Archive

Jul 15

Art therapies and dementia care: A systematic review

Art therapies and dementia care: A systematic review

Feb 19

Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK

To accompany the Foundation’s core costs grants programme for arts organisations working with older people, we have published the first UK wide mapping study of this work. 120 case studies of organisations were identified and numerous examples of all art forms; especially dance, drama, music, singing and the visual arts. The report looks at the …

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Feb 19

The Library of Congress: Music and the Brain (Podcasts)

The Library’s Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from …

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Feb 19

Meaningful Moments Evaluation

Meaningful Moments is a programme of high quality live music performances for audiences of older people in nursing and care homes, day centres and other community settings across the UK, devised and delivered by Live Music Now. The quality of life and care for older people, particularly those with dementia, is at the forefront of …

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Feb 19

Evaluation of ‘Music into Upton’

‘Music into Upton’ is a small scale project designed by Art Beyond Belief and funded by Arts Council England South East. It has brought live music into elderly ward settings in Upton Hospital in Slough and produced a DVD of this project as a form of documenting and evaluating the impact of live music. The …

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Feb 19

Music and healing in cancer care: A survey of supportive care providers

This national survey sought to gain a comprehensive picture of the extent and current role of music therapy in UK cancer care. In order to achieve this, a questionnaire was distributed to 51 managers of UK hospitals, hospices and CAM centres providing creative and complementary therapies. 67 (83.75%) completed questionnaires were returned. The results show …

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Feb 19

Words, Music and Art: Evaluation of a Participatory Arts Project in a Mental Healthcare Setting

Hospital inpatients took part in a series of participatory arts workshops run by three artists. A reflective artist was commissioned to provide artistic outputs that draw together the main themes from residencies and enhance the hospital environment. The project was managed by an independent arts agency (Willis Newson Arts Consultants) although hospital staff including occupational …

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Feb 19

The effects of participation in performing arts for health on young people: A systematic review of the published literature 1994 – 2004

There is increasing interest in the role of arts in health care, and a growing consensus that participation in arts activities can have a transformative impact upon the lives of young people. While there is growing evidence to support the benefits of arts for health and well-being, this is uneven. Most programmes that seek health …

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Feb 19

‘CREATIVE AGEING’ A Practical Exploration of the Arts in the Healthcare of Older People

This project involved creative artists working with older people with dementia and staff from two Belfast Health and Social Care Trust supported housing centres, Sydenham Court and Mullan Mews.  The six week project allowed the tenants and staff of the housing centres to engage with a mixed programme of dance (with Jenny Elliott), painting (with …

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Feb 19

Music for pain relief

Music should not be considered a first line treatment for pain relief as the magnitude of its benefits is small. Listening to music for treatment of pain offers potential advantages of low cost, ease of provision, and safety. This systematic review included 51 studies involving 3663 subjects. The review authors found that music reduced pain, …

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