Older people

Winter Fires: Art and agency in old age, Baring Foundation

Winter Fires, written by François Matarasso, explores how the practice of art can change not the fact but the experience of old age. Art confers agency on its creator. It offers a capacity to act in the world by making something that did not exist before.

A New Age

In October 2012, LAHF published a short paper looking at the changing state of health funding for arts activity with, by and for older people in England. Entitled A New Age, the article was commissioned by The Baring Foundation and written by Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor of LAHF.

Yorkshire Film Archive Memory Bank

Memory Bank is a new resource for use in reminiscence therapy and life story work. It uses archive film spanning six decades, which has been selected and edited along familiar themes, to help connect the past to the present and bring memories back to life.

Talking Toolkit

BUPA has published a toolkit designed to help people living with dementia and their carers to maintain communication as the condition progresses.

Voices Through Corridors

Voices Through Corridors is a Heritage Lottery Funded project that explores the heritage of Walsall Manor Hospital from 1930 to the present day.

Family Arts Recipe Book

Verd de gris, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire has developed a book that offers ways to help with long term care and dementia.

Reignite the Spark

A snapshot of an Arts and Health Partnership 2007-2011

The Health Service Executive, Health Promotion Service, Dublin South East / Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council present a snapshot of an Arts and Health Partnership from 2007-2011, told from all perspectives.

Achieving high-quality care for people with complex needs

Age-related chronic conditions absorb the largest, and growing, share of health care budgets. To address this, strategies of care co-ordination are needed to promote more cost-effective care through streamlining services.

Short and Longer Term Effects of Musical Intervention in Severe Alzheimer's Disease

This study examined short and longer term effects of musical and cooking interventions on emotional wellbeing of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients.

New Website for European Reminiscence Network project

Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training for people with dementia and their family carers” (RTRT) involved partners in 10 EU countries.

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