Combating Alzheimer’s with poetry and storytelling
How can storytelling and poetry programs help improve the quality of life and alleviate symptoms for Alzheimer’s sufferers? Find out at a special teleconference, Wednesday, May 13th at 3:00 P.M. ET hosted by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, in partnership with the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. Guest speakers will discuss how art programs can mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms, share the latest research, and recommend ways to implement programs on the ground.
International Scholars to Take a New Look at How We Understand Later Life
The inaugural North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) conference will bring together scholars from North America and Europe to present findings on how various aspects of our culture have shaped what it means to grow old. The conference will take place May 19-22 at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) Conference - Call for Proposals
NANAS invites scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches.
Dr. de Medeiros Partners with Alzheimer's Poetry Project to Study Effects
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently covered the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Dr. de Medeiros' research collaboration with the project to study the effects on people with dementia.
Miami Alum Works With Faculty to Publish Thesis In National Journal
A Miami faculty member and a Scripps Gerontology Center researcher collaborated with Anthony Williams BA ‘10 MGS ‘12 in publishing work based on his Master’s thesis in the Gerontologist, a national journal on aging research.