LTC Homes Integrating Arts Therapy

Baycrest Centre The Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged is a 472-bed long-term care facility that provides a range of residential and specialized programs. They offer art and music therapy. Belmont House “Through the guidance and mentoring of a professional artist, the Art Therapy program at Belmont House encourages and supports residents as they exploreContinue reading “LTC Homes Integrating Arts Therapy”

Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Alzheimer’s Disease Engages attention, provides pleasure, and improves behaviour  Enhances self esteem and communication Reduces anxiety, agitation and depression  Art Appreciation  Meet me at the MoMA program  Found that both caregivers and patients reported improved mood both during sessions and for days afterwards  Citation: Chancellor, B., Duncan, A., & Chatterjee, A. (2014). Art therapy forContinue reading “Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias”

The Arts as a Medium for Care in Dementia

The Arts as a Medium for Care and Self-Care in Dementia: Arguments and Evidence People with dementia usually enjoy participating in art, whether actively creating art or as an appreciative audience. 2. The arts can remain accessible despite memory loss because of their multi-sensory nature and the possibility of experiencing art in the moment irrespectiveContinue reading “The Arts as a Medium for Care in Dementia”

Parkinson’s Disease Progression Slowed with Dance Learning over 3-Years

Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptom Progression Slowed with Multisensory Dance Learning over 3-Years: A Preliminary Longitudinal Investigation Sixteen participants with mild severity Parkinsons Disease engaged in a weekly 1.25 hour dance class at Canada’s National Ballet School and Trinity locations in toronto Took place over 3 years  Found that those who trained weekly had less motorContinue reading “Parkinson’s Disease Progression Slowed with Dance Learning over 3-Years”

Caring Clown Program @ Ryerson

Give back to your community and help improve the quality of life of long-term care residents. Explore your sense of fun and your compassionate spirit. Caring Clowns serve residents who generally have mid to advanced dementia. Many of the residents are confined to wheelchairs, and are isolated, lonely, and in need of cheer. This courseContinue reading “Caring Clown Program @ Ryerson”

Alzheimers Society Toronto in Partnership with the AGO and ROM

In partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Alzheimer Society of Toronto offers specialized tours for persons living with dementia, their families and caregivers. WHAT THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES Intimate tour Opportunity to explore the culturally significant exhibits Participation in reminiscing discussions Opportunity to socialize and interact withContinue reading “Alzheimers Society Toronto in Partnership with the AGO and ROM”

Miya Music Therapy 

Miya Music Therapy is a clinical music therapy company based in the Greater Toronto Area. They consist of a team of certified music therapists who provide services to individuals of all ages and abilities. They provide individual sessions services in the comfort of your home and programming through community partnerships. During the pandemic, MMT created 10 high-quality recorded activities forContinue reading “Miya Music Therapy “