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Health issues

The Centre has pursued a wide range of projects exploring the benefits of active participation in creative arts for health and wellbeing. Many of our projects have involved working with older people living with long-term health conditions, including respiratory illness, dementia and Parkinson's, and their carers.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for of a number of specific airway conditions including bronchitis and emphysema. The Centre has produced some exciting findings relating to the impact of regular group singing for people with breathing difficulties.

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The Centre has conducted a number of projects researching the value of singing groups for promoting recovery and maintaining wellbeing among people with a history of enduring mental health challenges.

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Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders that affect memory and information processing. The Centre has been involved with a number of projects researching the benefits of creative activities and Dementia.

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The Rhythm Section Project: An evaluation of regular drumming and rhythm workshops in initiating and regulating movement in people with Parkinson’s.

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A collaborative network, led by Tim Joss, Chief Executive of social enterprise charity Aesop, designed the delivery and rigorous evaluation of a falls-prevention programme entitled Dance to Health.

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Last edited: 14/12/2018 17:00:00