Multi-cultural Dialogue and Transformative Learning at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Carolyn Halpin-Healy (2015) Museum and Society Research is beginning to document the impact of museums on the cognitive and emotional health of people with dementia (PWD) and those who care for them. At the Studio Museum in Harlem, Arts & Minds programs have created a dynamic learning environment for the very forgetful through dialogic interpretation of art and expressive art making.

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Changing Medical Student Perceptions of Dementia: An Arts-Centered Experience

H. J. Roberts and J. M. Noble, MD (2015) Neurology  Medical students’ comfort level working with dementia is poorly understood, and may impact subsequent experiences with patients and caregivers. Early experiences that take place in a non-medical setting may allow students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of quality of life and disease management in everyday life.

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A museum experience for patients may benefit medical students

Marcia D. Childress and Donna Chen, MD (2015) Neurology Roberts and Noble add to a growing consensus about the value of museum-based arts activities in medical education. Such activities may positively influence students’ formation as compassionate, clinically adept physicians able to care for persons whose diagnoses, dispositions, and dire prognoses may be difficult to bear.

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Museum programs: dementia patient apathy and caregiver well-being

H.J. Roberts, C. Halpin-Healy, R. McGinnis, and J.M. Nobel, MD American Academy of Neurology, Poster Session Art-centered experiences may improve caregiver burden and well-being. We study the potential impact of art-centered museum based programs on caregiver burden and patient apathy.

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Arts & Minds and The National Gallery of Art

May 2017 The National Gallery of Art launches Just Us at the National Gallery of Art, a new program for people with memory loss and their caregivers with the help of Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director of Arts & Minds.

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Arts & Minds on CUNY TV

April 2016 Arts & Minds is featured on Independent Sources, CUNY TV’s weekly news magazine on New York’s ethnic and immigrant communities produced by Zyphus LeBrun. The segment, Thanks for the Memories, was taped at El Museo del Barrio. (Starts min.23:00)

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Picturing Alzheimer’s

Winter 2015-2016 Columbia Magazine features an Arts & Minds program and the essential role that plays Dr. James Noble’s, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and President of Arts & Minds. Article by Phoebe Magee, illustration by Martha Rich.

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