Well-Chosen Objects Support Well-Being for People with Dementia and Their Care Partners

Carolyn Halpin-Healy (2017) Journal of Museum Education Arts & Minds programs aim to promote well-being for people with dementia and their care partners. Educators must balance the needs of participants with the given conditions of display in the museum.

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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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