Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Music Matters: Melodies to Nourish the Body and Mind
By Angela Paric, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University This past March, a novel music program began at Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Several individuals living with dementia and their caregivers gather each week to make music, reminiscence about the past, and connect with others. Currently in week seven of...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
A novel new intervention study has been launched with adults with dementia and their caregivers. A multi-disciplinary group of partners and researchers, led by Artswell, an Ottawa-based non-profit organization that promotes wellness through art, have launched a new program to give older adults living with dementia and their caregivers an...
Friday, July 3, 2015
The Built Environment & Social Connections: Possibilities for Preventing Dementia?
By Anna Tomczak, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University For many years the environment has been considered to have important effects on human well-being. Feng shui, for instance, is a Chinese philosophical system that aims to harmonize everyone with the surrounding environment through orientation of buildings and other structures. You...