Arts & Minds

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Arts & Minds
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FounderCarolyn Halpin-Healy, James M. Noble M.D.
TypeNon-profit organization

Arts & Minds is a non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.[1]

It provides art-centered activities to create positive cognitive experiences and enhance communication. Its programs empower people with dementia, family members and professional caregivers to strengthen social, emotional, and spiritual bonds by engaging with art. Through shared engagement with art in conversation with educators and one another, adults living with cognitive challenges experience social connection and self-discovery.

Established in 2010 by Columbia University clinical neurologist James M. Noble, M.D. and museum educator Carolyn Halpin-Healy,[2] Arts & Minds takes an interdisciplinary approach to dementia and art. The organization provides consulting and training for museums, caregivers and medical professionals. It first started at the Studio Museum in Harlem[3] and also has programs at the New-York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.[4]

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  1. ^ "Art Inspires and Transforms". Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. ^ "Attacking Alzheimer's Disease". 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  3. ^ "Fighting Effects of Alzheimer's With Art And Interaction". 2012-05-11. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  4. ^ Shallcross, Mindy Fetterman and Lynne. "'This is such a gift': For family caregivers, a new focus on support". Retrieved 2019-01-07.

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