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ERIC Number: EJ1123011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Ron Hays: A Story of Art as Self Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
Jones, Robin M. N.; Hays, Nancy Scheller
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n4 p213-217 2016
Ronald E. Hays is the former Director of the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the cofounder of the graduate art therapy program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. At the age of 62 he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia. In this viewpoint the authors relate how a leader in the field of art therapy applied his knowledge and skills to improve his quality of life as his disease was advancing. Based on personal interviews and examples of Ron's work they demonstrate how Ron used ceramics to develop a self-facilitated therapeutic process to manage the disease.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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