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“Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia

“Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A heartbreaking new film explores the breakthrough that can help severely disabled seniors: It's called the iPod VIDEO
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Art Therapy & Music Therapy | Cleveland Clinic

Art Therapy & Music Therapy | Cleveland Clinic | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Learn how Cleveland Clinic's Arts and Medicine Institute was created. Integrating creative therapy into the lives of our patients and families.
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Being A Musician Is Good For Your Brain

Being A Musician Is Good For Your Brain | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
People who play an instrument are sharper and have faster reaction times.
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When Art Becomes an Exercise in Vulnerability

When Art Becomes an Exercise in Vulnerability | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A massive sculpture in Denmark becomes a way for people to collaborate and connect.
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A Syllabus For Empathy — Or Why Health Care Workers Should Read Poetry

A Syllabus For Empathy — Or Why Health Care Workers Should Read Poetry | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A doctor reflects on the power of poetry to help better understand a patient's struggles.
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Poetry and Poets in a Time of Crisis

Poetry and Poets in a Time of Crisis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
For a long time now, it has been clear to many of us that we are coming to a turning point, if we have not already arrived. We do not yet know whether this
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Move over Freud: literary fiction is the best therapy

Move over Freud: literary fiction is the best therapy | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Fiction breaks down social isolation and creates a sense of belonging, argues the author and former psychoanalyst
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When cancer changed everything, writing poems was an act of healing

When cancer changed everything, writing poems was an act of healing | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Gail Rudd Entrekin and her husband Charles turned to poetry to deal with the frustration, fear and anger they felt during Charles' battle with cancer.
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Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Controlled breathing, an ancient practice, can reduce stress and soothe your body.
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6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today. Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today. The most ironic part about this quote is that there isn’t any concrete evidence that this is Picasso’s original quote, other than Steve Jobs quoting him during a speech. [...] those words rephrased appeared in a passage from T.S. Eliot's book The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920), where he writes: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." Picasso was the most dominant artist of the first half of the 20th century and made major contributions to surrealism, which was influenced by unlocking the unconscious imagination. Jonathan Ives has countless quotes about removing features and decluttering to reveal simplicity. Apparently, Apple uses the 11 lithographs that make up Picasso’s The Bull to explain the company’s actual design process. Drawing on Picasso’s (boom, a pun!) lessons has helped my own creative process, and can provide unique insight into an influential artist.
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What happens in our brains when we look at art?

What happens in our brains when we look at art? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Seeing isn’t perceiving. When we pause at a museum to study a painting, our brains get to work.
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Arts Therapy Improves Recovery and Cuts Medical Expenditures

Arts Therapy Improves Recovery and Cuts Medical Expenditures | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
For people going through a tough time, sometimes a little touch of humanity is all that's needed.
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Alumna’s music career aimed at healing and helping -- Lesley University

Alumna’s music career aimed at healing and helping -- Lesley University | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
In Cheryl Melody Baskin’s work as a teacher, performer and author, she’s reached schoolchildren, nuns and Oklahoma City bombing survivors
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Baskin's book is now available at amazon.com/author/cherylmelody.  Visit her website:
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It would be interesting to find the book she discusses she is writing in this article.
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A Poem Praises Smog, and Why Not? It’s From Cancer’s Perspective

A Poem Praises Smog, and Why Not? It’s From Cancer’s Perspective | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
China’s toxic air has drawn attention to a Chinese surgeon’s poem that takes the viewpoint of a hungry lung cancer reveling in the “delicious mist and haze.”
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This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
District woman's organization writes personal profiles of dementia patients for their caregivers
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Billy Collins On How To Become A Poet, And Why Poetry Can Be A Game

Billy Collins On How To Become A Poet, And Why Poetry Can Be A Game | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The former Poet Laureate recently joined NPR fans on Facebook Live. He talked about the inspiration for a poem imagining a Keith Richards-based mythology, and offered a tip to aspiring writers: Read.
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Oldest Living Yoga Celebrity Tells All

Oldest Living Yoga Celebrity Tells All | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“She said they helped elevate her consciousness,” a photographer says of the high heels preferred by Täo Porchon-Lynch.
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Ah, Finally, Ancient Clay Tablets for Dessert

Ah, Finally, Ancient Clay Tablets for Dessert | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
You know all about the cuneiform written by scribes thousands of years ago. Of course, you do. A museum staff member created a modern take on the language, in the form of cookies.
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Discovered! A Very High-Tech Way To Get Elderly People To Exercise

Discovered! A Very High-Tech Way To Get Elderly People To Exercise | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Talk about old meeting new!
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The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life

The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither
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