Older people

Safe to be me

Age UK has collaborated with the older LGBT charity Opening Doors London to produce a free resource pack for professionals called ‘Safe to be me’ that addresses meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using health and social care services.

Conversations about dying

Age UK has produced a new booklet designed to open up conversations about death and dying.

Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia

An open-source peer-reviewed article by Hilary Moss and Desmond O'Neill reporting on three artists’ residencies in a geriatric medicine unit in a teaching hospital.

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New Dance Well resource book from Akademi

Akademi has collated exercises and activities specific to South Asian Dance forms across its 18-month Dance Well project for older adults in the form of a free resource book.

NEA/University of Michigan report on participatory arts and older people

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts is a detailed look at arts participation habits, attitudes toward the arts, and related health characteristics of adults aged 55+.

Transitions in Later Life – evaluation report

Calouste Gulbenkian and the Centre for Ageing Better have published an evaluation of seven pilot projects from the CG Transitions in Later Life Programme, which explores how psycho-social approaches can help support a more positive transition into retirement and identifies six key elements impor

Report and video from Singing for Better Breathing

This new report and video from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health sets out the findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project.

Artists Residencies in Care Homes Programme Report

The final report from Magic Me’s programme of Artists Residencies in Care Homes, in partnership with care home provider Anchor and  performing arts companies including Punchdrunk Enrichment and Upswing.

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Dementia & Imagination: Research Informed Approaches to Visual Arts Interventions

The handbook from the Dementia and Imagination Research Programme features ideas and recommendations for developing visual arts projects with and for, people affected by dementia. It is designed to be as accessible as possible.

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