Creatively Aging
Follow
Find
927 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
onto Creatively Aging
Scoop.it!

“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
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Creatively Aging
Healing through the Arts
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

How Art Can Help Doctors Study The Personal Aspects Of Disease

How Art Can Help Doctors Study The Personal Aspects Of Disease | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Meyer's unorthodox merging of art and medicine proves that art therapy isn't only helpful for patients, but doctors as well.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Works in Progress

Works in Progress | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A very small sampling of the female artists now in their 80s and 90s we should have known about decades ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
At the Judson Manor residence for older people in Cleveland, music students get housing free in exchange for playing concerts for their neighbors. Both camps agree: It’s a steal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo,” McDowell writes on...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
For many retirees, babysitting grandchildren, golfing and relaxing on the beach is passé. Instead, they’re being newly educated for second careers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You

An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Awe, that goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Learning to Say No to Dialysis

Learning to Say No to Dialysis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Some older adults with advanced kidney failure are resisting the usual answer by deciding the sacrifices required by the treatment aren’t worth it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia?

How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Neurologists believe they are coming closer to understanding how people with severe amnesia are able to retain the ability to play music.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014” is at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through June 3.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Stricken by lung cancer, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, chief resident in neurological surgery at at Stanford University, shared his thoughts about what's important in life.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

Efforts to Instill Empathy Among Doctors Is Paying Dividends

Efforts to Instill Empathy Among Doctors Is Paying Dividends | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

by Sandra G. Boodman

Force credits “Oncotalk,” a course required of Duke’s oncology fellows, for the unexpected accolade. Developed by medical faculty at Duke, the University of Pittsburgh and several other medical schools, “Oncotalk” is part of a burgeoning effort to teach doctors an essential but often overlooked skill: clinical empathy. Unlike sympathy, which is defined as feeling sorry for another person, clinical empathy is the ability to stand in a patient’s shoes and to convey an understanding of the patient’s situation as well as the desire to help.

Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical acumen. But a spate of studies in the past decade has found that it is no mere frill. Increasingly, empathy is considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.

Studies have linked empathy to greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, decreased physician burnout and a lower risk of malpractice suits and errors.


Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
Kathi Apostolidis's curator insight, March 15, 5:38 AM

Eίναι η συμπάθεια ίδια με την συμπόνοια, ιδιαίτερα με τη συμπόνοια σε κλινικό περιβάλλον; Οχι μας εξηγεί ο συγγραφέας του άρθρου. Διακεκριμένα Παν/μια της Αμερικής ανέπτυξαν το μάθημα "ΟncoTalk" για να διδάξουν στους γιατρούς μια ουσιαστική αλλά παραμελημένη δεξιότητα: την κλινική συμπόνοια.

Στην Ελλάδα, εξ όσων γνωρίζω, ο Καθ. Χρήστος Λιονής προσπαθεί στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης. Με αφορμή το παράδειγμα των

Αμερικανικών Πανεπιστημίων αναρωτιέμαι για οι Ελληνικές Ιατρικές Σχολές δέν έχουν μεχρι σήμερα για την ανάπτυξη παρόμοιου μαθήματος; Μάλιστα θα πρότεινα να είναι υποχρεωτικό για την ειδικότητα της Ογκολογίας...

Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Artist Creates Adult Coloring Books And Sells More Than A Million Copies

Artist Creates Adult Coloring Books And Sells More Than A Million Copies | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Who said adults can't use coloring books? Johanna Basford, a talented illustrator and artists in the UK, has created a series of coloring books that have become wildly popular, selling more than a million copies. Basford's beautiful books are full of beautiful illustrations of fairytale forests and beasts.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill..."

"When power corrupts, poetry
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

AIM presents Tiny Bed Sessions » Arts in Medicine » Shands HealthCare » Shands HealthCare » University of Florida

AIM presents Tiny Bed Sessions » Arts in Medicine » Shands HealthCare » Shands HealthCare » University of Florida | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Living a Making: Source in the Literary Work of M.C. Richards by Julia Connor – BMCS

Living a Making: Source in the Literary Work of M.C. Richards by Julia Connor – BMCS | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
From 1981 to 1987, Julia Connor studied with poets Robert Duncan, Diane di Prima, and David Meltzer. Since 1988, she has taught poetry in a wide variety of contexts, from MFA Programs to State Prisons. Since 1992, she has taught workshops and master classes in Sacramento and continues to give presentations. She was named Poet Laureate of Sacramento in April of 2005. In addition to poetry, Julia is also a painter and ceramicist who holds a certificate from Chouard, Los Angeles (1968), where she s
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

May 8, 1923: Young Vladimir Nabokov Meets the Love of His Life and Wins Her Over with a Poem

May 8, 1923: Young Vladimir Nabokov Meets the Love of His Life and Wins Her Over with a Poem | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Longing, and mystery, and delight…”
On May 8, 1923, a young woman appeared before a young man — an emerging poet — at an émigré charity ball in Berlin.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you."

"To love without k
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Writing Your Way to Happiness

Writing Your Way to Happiness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons

Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator, has become a breakout success catering to an unexpected audience: adults who turn to coloring books for creative relaxation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield

Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Speakeasy examines the poem “Fado,” by Jane Hirshfield. Her new collection, "The Beauty," will be published by Knopf this week.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

Via Gust MEES
more...
James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 16, 2:24 PM

From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

I Explore Literal Interpretations Of Common Language Expressions And Emotions

I Explore Literal Interpretations Of Common Language Expressions And Emotions | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I have a passion for developing surreal and conceptual themed artworks that capture very literal interpretations of common language expressions or emotions letting me explore and share the personal connection and understanding I have of myself, the world and those around me.

I may be a full time graphic designer but I still find the time in my free moments to create personal digital artworks which use a variety of methods I’m constantly exploring and developing such as photography, photo manipu
more...
No comment yet.