Britain’s NHS Prescribes Music And Dance For The Elderly

A National Health Service regional planning group has issued a manifesto that “says it aims to reinvent health services by encouraging people to engage with cultural activities instead of focusing solely on medicine. … ‘Too many of life’s problems are seen as only amenable to medical treatment. We all too readily turn people into patients. … There are no pills for loneliness and poverty but a rich cultural context can help ensure residents are better connected to each other and feel more able to cope.”

Source: http://www.artsjournal.com/2017/05/britains-nhs-prescribes-music-and-dance-for-the-elderly.html

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