Interagency Task Force on Arts & Human Development Webinar: Alzheimer's and the Arts

Task Force on the Arts and Human Development: Alzheimers and the Arts Webinar

How can storytelling and poetry programs help improve the quality of life and alleviate symptoms for Alzheimer’s sufferers? On May 13, 2015,  a special teleconference was hosted by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, in partnership with the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. Guest speakers discussed how art programs can mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms, share the latest research, and recommend ways to implement programs on the ground.
 
Speakers included:
 
Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts
Gary Glazner, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project
Anne Basting, Founder and President of the TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Project
Dr. Kate de Medeiros, Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor Gerontology at Miami University.
 
The session was moderated by George Vradenburg, Chairman and co-Founder, USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

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