Arts and Aging

7 publications found.

Activities in dementia care: A comparative assessment of activity types

12/06/2016

This exploratory study compares the impact of five activity types on the well-being of institutionalized people with dementia: the intergenerational art program Opening Minds through Art, art and music therapies, creative activities, non-creative activities, and no activities at all. We validated the Scripps Modified Greater Cincinnati Chapter Well-Being Observational Tool, and used that instrument to systematically observe N?=?67 people with dementia as they participated in different activity...

  • Arts and Aging
  • Long-Term Care - Other

The ‘other’ in ourselves: Exploring the educational power of the humanities and arts

08/02/2016

Foreword of The "Other" in Ourselves: Exploring the Educational Power of the Humanities and Arts.Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 37(3), 229-231. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1214481Publication available online, subscription may be required.

  • Arts and Aging
  • Education

Opening Minds through Art For One (OMA41): Direct Care Workers and Volunteers as Creative Arts Facilitators of Older Adults

01/30/2016

This brief describes the pilot implementation and evaluation of OMA For One (OMA41). OMA41 is an adaptation of Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a visual arts program for elders with cognitive impairments. OMA41 is conducted one on one, rather than in a group setting and uses direct care workers or volunteers as facilitators.

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Arts and Aging
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other

“It makes me feel like myself”: Person-centered versus traditional visual arts activities for people with dementia

07/21/2014

During February 2010 and April 2011, video data on people with dementia were collected during a person-centered and intergenerational arts activity program called Opening Minds through Art (OMA) at three different long-term care facilities in Ohio. A modified version of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter Well-Being Observation Tool was used to code the intensity and frequency of observed domains of well-being and ill-being. Paired-sample t-tests comparing OMA vs. traditional visual arts activities...

  • Arts and Aging
  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Mental Health

Using Art to Overcome Cognitive Barriers

01/04/2014

OMA operates programs at eight other locations in southwestern Ohio, including long-term-care communities and adult-day centers serving about 125 elders and 200 volunteers a year in small-group sessions that take place weekly during the academic year. Because the arts can tap into parts of the brain that tend to be less affected by dementia, there has been a growing interest in recent years in exploring the ways the arts can be used to help reach and engage people with cognitive loss. A number...

  • Arts and Aging
  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research

"Shall I compare thee to a dose of donepezil?": cultural arts interventions in dementia care research

06/07/2013

The cultural arts have gained attention for their potential to generate social and behavioral changes in people with dementia. Although individual cultural arts intervention studies have reported positive outcomes, most are excluded from systematic reviews because of methodological weakness. We reviewed findings from 27 systematic and integrative reviews of pharmacologic, psychosocial, and cultural arts interventions to identify promising outcomes as well as limitations in current approaches....

  • Arts and Aging
  • Mental Health

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) at Colonial: Berkeley Square and Westover

06/09/2010

This report covers activity from the start of implementation to the end of the first OMA term in May 2010. It includes a description of the details of OMA activities at Colonial, and summaries of quantitative and qualitative evaluations that assess the impact of the OMA program.Full Report (PDF 773KB)

  • Arts and Aging
  • Education
  • Long-Term Care - Other