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Playing a Musical Instrument as a Protective Factor against Dementia and Cognitive Impairment: A Population-Based Twin Study

Increasing evidence supports that playing a musical instrument may benefit cognitive development and health at young ages. Whether playing an instrument provides protection against ...

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Comres poll on impact of arts and culture on older people

Comres research carried out for Arts Council England in November 2015 demonstrates the impact of arts and culture on health, wellbeing and quality of ...

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Report: Exploring early-stage dementia through photography and storytelling

A report by researcher Alison Ward on her research in Denmark exploring the experiences of people with early stage dementia, through the means of ...

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Research finds Singing is beneficial for memory and mood in early dementia

Researchers led by Dr. Teppo Särkämö at University of Helsinki, Finland have revealed that caregiver-implemented musical leisure activities, particularly singing, are cognitively and emotionally ...

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Impact of Arts Therapists – Report

Public Health England has published research analysing the impact of allied health professionals on public health.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review

Research into the impact of loneliness. US researchers have urged public health bodies to take more notice of loneliness and social isolation arguing both ...

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The Power of Music

This study draws together different strands of research into the impacts of music making on the development of children and young people.

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Culture and Health

This Lancet research paper explores the importance of culture for our perceptions and experiences of health and wellbeing.

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The Art of Being Healthy

A qualitative study to develop a thematic framework for understanding the relationship between health and the arts.

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Humanising illness: presenting health information in educational comics

This article discusses how some common elements of educational comics are handled in a selection of comics about diabetes. by Sarah McNicol

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