Physical health

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.

Personal perspectives on urban health and wellbeing

A new Guy’s and St Thomas' charity report (attached) combines data, expert opinion and lived experience to look at the complex interaction between the assets and risks of urban environment, diversity and deprivation, and their impact on health.

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals

Neurological impacts of music

A new paper has been published reviewing the psychoneuroimmunology of music.

Art and vascular dementia

A paper published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, has examined the impact of vascular dementia on artists and non artists and assessed the role that artistic training may have on slowing the impact of cognitive impairment. The study by Dr.

Whole-person Care: from rhetoric to reality (Achieving parity between mental and physical health)

A new paper published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists based on work led by Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College, and drafted by Lucy Thorpe, Head of Policy, and Greg Smith, Policy Analyst, at The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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