Introductions and Welcome
Chair: David Reuben, UCLA
Welcome on Behalf of the National Academies
Connie Citro, Committee on National Statistics
Intended Workshop Outcomes
Marie Bernard, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health and Sunil Iyengar and Rocco Landesman, National Endowment for the Arts
The relationship of arts programs and interventions to psychological well-being, cognitive, sensory, and motor skills function in older adults, and the underlying neural processes.
Moderator: Art Kramer, University of Illinois.
"Participatory Arts: Benefits and Challenges"
Tony Noice, Elmhurst College; Helga Noice, Elmhurst College; and Art Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Aging and the Arts: Making Music"
Nina Kraus, Northwestern University and Alexandra Parbery-Clark, Northwestern University
Comparative benefits or weaknesses of arts therapies over other behavioral and/or pharmacological interventions for older adults experiencing declines in cognitive, sensory, and/or motor ability.
Moderator: Becca Levy, Yale University
"An Overview of Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions for Older Adults with Cognitive Decline: Situating the Arts in Research"
Anne Basting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Kate de Medeiros, Miami University
"Music and the Brain in Health and Disease: What we learned from Correlational, Longitudinal, and Stroke Recovery Studies"
Gottfried Schlaug, Harvard University
"Using Music to Manage Symptoms of Dementia: What is the State of the Science?"
Julene Johnson, University of California San Francisco
Cost-benefit analyses associated with the inclusion of arts programs and interventions in healthcare delivery for older adults.
Moderator: David Reuben, UCLA
"A Primer on Cost Benefit Analysis"
Emmett Keeler, RAND and UCLA
"Cost and Cost Effectiveness in the Translation from Randomized Controlled Trials to Community Evidence-based Arts Programs"
Thomas Prohaska, George Mason University and Melissa Castora-Binkley, University of South Florida
Discussant: William Spector, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The relationship of aesthetics and design factors to health and quality-of-life-related outcomes of older adults in long-term care and assisted living facilities.
Moderator: Sandra Crewe, Howard University
"How the Design of the Assisted Living and LTC Environment Impacts the Success of Arts Programs"
Victor Regnier, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
"The Role of Art in Improving Quality-of-Life Related Outcomes for Older Adults"
Kathy Hathorn, American Art Resources
Discussant: Valerie Fletcher, Institute for Human Centered Design
Research Gaps and Opportunities: A Summary
Panelists will summarize the workshop and offer their own insights about research needs in the field, addressing specifically such themes as the state of evidence for causal links between arts programs and specific outcomes; appropriate research designs to improve the quality of such evidence; basic and translational research needs; and cost-benefit analyses and other practical considerations for the implementation of evidence-based programs.
Moderator: David Reuben, UCLA
Margie Lachman, Brandeis
Art Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Becca Levy, Yale University