About a week ago Ruth Anne posted about 'Music and Poetry Therapy to help memory function in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients'. She mentioned I would post a link to a site dealing with poetry helping Alz patients.
Here are a couple:
Gary Glazner is founder of the APP. He has taught over 3,000 family caregivers, healthcare workers and artists to use poetry to connect with people living Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. His Alzheimer’s Poetry Project web site states –
The mission of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.Visit the site here The Alzheimer's Poetry Project
Strive to advocate for cultural change in the healthcare industry and for the daily inclusion of arts in assisted living and adult day care.
The site also has a blog that has "focus on poetry that is created as part of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project." Also on the blog you will find a link to the APP YouTube Channel, and Information about the PBS NewsHour’s filmed piece of the August 31, 2013 Memory Arts Cafe.
Visit the APP Blog here Alzheimer's Poetry Project Blog
Thanks ~ Will
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