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Evidence-based resources for arts and cultural organisations considering the impact of arts and cultural work on the health and wellbeing of older people

The benefits of arts with people in social care

The role of arts in social care: Skills for Care, (animation and report) 2013

An evidence review of how older people’s lives are improved through contemporary visual art

Contemporary visual art and the wellbeing of older people: policy and practice - New Dynamics of Ageing programme, 2013

The impact of participatory arts on older people

An evidence review of the impact of participatory arts on older people - Mental Health Foundation, 2011

Overview of emerging evidence of the impact of participatory arts on older people

Keep dancing - Bupa, 2012

Research findings on the relationship of wellbeing of older people and cultural programmes including contemporary visual arts and participatory music

New dynamics of ageing

Art therapies and dementia care: A systematic review

Art therapies and dementia care: a systematic review - Renee L Beard, College of the Holy Cross, USA, 2011

The effect on health and well-being of a community singing program for older people

The Contribution of Community Singing Groups to the WellBeing of Older People - SAGE, 2015

Does playing a musical instrument provide protection against dementia

Playing a musical instrument as a protective factor against dementia and cognitive impairment - Hindawi, International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2014

Art and craft activities reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment

Cognitive impairment in elders: mid and late life risk and protective factors - NEJM, 2015

Research on the benefits of musical activities in dementia care

Cognitive, emotional, and social benefits of regular musical activities in early dementia: randomized controlled study - The Gerontological Society of America, 2013

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