How the Arts and Humanities Can Help Older Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Be More Resilient

  • Robert E. RoushEmail author
  • Michelle Braun
  • Susan H. McFadden
  • Kate de Medeiros


The original chapter (with contributions by MacArthur Fellowship Awardee Anne Basting, geriatrician Jerald Winakur, and art historian Francesca Rosenberg) emanated from the Humanities and Arts Symposium presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta, GA, November 2009. In this new version, three of the original contributors—Robert Roush, Michelle Braun, and Susan McFadden—are joined by Kate de Medeiros in exploring how various art forms help persons with dementia and their caregivers cope with that circumstance.


Creative engagement Resilience Dementia-friendly communities Artistic engagement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Roush
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michelle Braun
    • 2
  • Susan H. McFadden
    • 3
  • Kate de Medeiros
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Huffington Center on AgingBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.FranklinUSA
  3. 3.AppletonUSA
  4. 4.OxfordUSA

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