Further Reading

Here is a selection of reports, studies and publications that examine the link between arts and wellbeing, particularly for older people. 

Arts and Older People

After You Are Two

(The Baring Foundation)

Tackling Loneliness in Older Age - The Role of the Arts 

(The Baring Foundation)

Ageing Artfully 

(The Baring Foundation)

 

Arts and Health

A Prospectus for Arts and Health 

(The Arts Council England)

An Evidence Review of the Impact of Participatory Arts on Older People

(Mental Health Foundation)

 

Arts in Care Settings

Creative Homes 

(The Baring Foundation)

 

Digital Arts

Digital Arts and Older People 

(The Baring Foundation)

Why Digital Inclusion is important for care home residents

(The Nominet Trust)

 

Music

Singing and people With Dementia 

(Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health)

Singing and people With COPD 

(Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health)

Singing and Mental Health 

(Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health)

Singing and people with Parkinson's 

(Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health)

 

Dance

Dancing towards wellbeing in the Third Age 

(Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)

Keep Dancing.. The health and wellbeing benefits of dance for older people 

(Bupa)

 

Visual Art

Good Times: Art for Older People at Dulwich Picture Gallery 

(Oxford Institue of Ageing)