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THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CREATIVE AGING'S CREATIVE CAREGIVING GUIDE

WHATThe National Center for Creative Aging's Creative Caregiving Guide is a guide for caregivers on how to incorporate creativity and the arts into caregiving for those with Alzheimer's disease and related neurocognitive disorders.
WHYTo integrate the arts and creativity into Alzheimer's caregiving.
WHEREThe National Center for Creative Aging.
Across the USA.


Program Description


"Arts and humanities interventions have an increasingly high profile as effective and low-cost alternatives to pharmacologic treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related neurocognitive disorders (NCD). Research continues to yield tantalizing information on its potential to improve health, quality of care, and quality of life for both patients and their caregiving networks (family, community, and medical). These interventions hold great promise across the spectrum of caregiving needs."
-creativeaging.org

The National Center for Creative Aging is working with caregiving organizations, artists, along with other partners and funders to develop a Creative Caregiving Guide for family caregivers of adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related neurocognitive disorders. 

The hope of the program is to better equip family caregivers with creative caregiving exercises and to enhance the wellbeing of caregivers and those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

The Creative Caregiving Guide will provide arts interventions for people with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and memory loss.

The Creative caregiving training is accessible through the Creative Caregiving Guide Toolkit, social media campaign, and other resources and is appropriate for:

  • Family caregivers.
  • Agencies serving caregivers and older adults.  
  • Older adults through long-term care and several other care settings. 

The curriculum for The National Center for Creative Aging’s Creative Caregiving Guide continues to be developed through trainings, webinars, and social media outreach. 
source: creativeaging.org

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