Other conditions

This page displays some of the research, stories, and other items that are relevant to other conditions that don’t have their own section. See also the ‘All conditions‘ and the ‘Mind‘ pages for items relevant to all conditions.

Other conditions – research

Arthritis

Dance-based exercise and Tai Chi and their benefits for people with arthritis A 2005 review of the research into the use of dance-based exercises and Tai Chi, for people with arthritis. Dance-based aerobic exercise for rheumatoid arthritis. The effects of a 16 week programme of dance-based aerobic exercise (1990). Researchers found that pain and swelling […]

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Invest to Save: Arts in Health Evaluation

This three-year HM Treasury-funded project explored the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and wellbeing, on older people and people with mental health problems.

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Other conditions – in the media

Mencap says taking part in the arts for PMLD sufferes is very important…

Mencap says that taking part in the arts is very necessary for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), for many reasons. The  DVD ‘In the Moment’ created by Mencap highlights the value of the visual arts, demonstrated by people with PMLD being actively creativite and showcasing some of the most exciting work […]

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Competition for celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson’s!

Parkinson’s UK are holding their Mervyn Peake Awards 2011, where anyone suffering from Parkinson’s can enter artwork into the following 4 categories of the competition, which are Photograph, Poetry, Art or Digital art (films up to 2 minutes or digital images), with the chance of winning some top prizes and recognition of your work. The […]

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Other conditions – also of interest

HIV and AIDS factsheet from the Media Trust

More than 80,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, and the rate of infection continues to increase. Find out how you might be able to make a difference with this factsheet. www.mediatrust.org

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Down’s Syndrome factsheet from the Media Trust

There are 60,000 people with Down’s Syndrome in the UK.  Today, people with Down’s Syndrome can live a full and rewarding life. Find out more in the Media Trust’s factsheet. www.mediatrust.org

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Other conditions – stories

Creative expression workshops for refugee and immigrant children.

A program practised in a Canadian children’s hospital involving 138 immigrant and refugee children attending multiethnic schools, demonstrated the value of creativity when aiming to build their self esteem and preventing other problems. See more for further details.

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Parkinson’s

Maggie Sorbie and Daphne Cushnie Once a week Daphne Cushnie leads a dance session for people with Parkinson’s disease. Here she tells us more about why dance and performance is so important, and we hear from one of the groups members Maggie Sorbie on the benefits she has gained from dance. Daphne Cushnie “I am […]

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