Archive for the Stroke category

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Stories from the Stroke Association

October 11th, 2010

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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Successful rehabilitation uses creativity and interest in participating

September 28th, 2010

Men at a post discharge stroke group set up by occupational therapists at Mayday Hospital in Croydon produce complex Eagle Star quilts. As well as therapeutic benefit, people meet and support one another, and develop fine motor skills, high levels of concentration and raised self-confidence. Exerpt from the Review of Arts and Health Working Group, […]

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Singing rewires the brains of stroke patients

September 28th, 2010

A trial led by Gottfried Schlaug, a neurology professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, US, has shown that teaching stroke patients to sing “rewires” their brains, helping them recover their speech. Reports appeared both on BBC news and in The Independent. Download the full article from www.musicbrain.com.

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Study investigates outcomes and cost-benefits

September 28th, 2010

Healing Arts is the arts & health department of the Isle of Wight PCT. It has received a research grant from H.M.Treasury’s Invest to Save Budget Round 8 to conduct research – ‘A lifetime’s health delivered creatively’ between 2007–2010 with three key health target groups: * Mental Health – depression and anxiety – in the […]

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Choir members say singing has helped their recovery

September 28th, 2010

Research by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University involving international choirs and over 12,000 people, identified the benefits of regular group singing, including specific examples of people who say it helped them recover from strokes or heart attacks. See the report in the Guardian or visit […]

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