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Chappaqua Resident, Expert Gives Alzheimer’s Patients Hope

http://chappaqua.patch.com/articles/chappaqua-resident-expert-gives-alzheimers-patients-hope Dorothy Erler may have Alzheimer's disease, but that hasn't slowed the 82-year-old Westchester resident down one bit. In 2009, Erler was one of eight individuals who participated in a clinical study conducted by the Cornell University Memory Center based on the TTAP Method, which stands for Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming. The innovative program utilizes [...]

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Dr. Linda Madori, expert on Alzheimer’s disease on Fox Business News and book for caregivers

http://lauraslistbooksforwomen.blogspot.com/2011/01/dr-linda-madori-expert-on-alzheimers.html This workbook is an excellent resource for caregivers; easy to read, it covers how important activities are in the daily life of the individual diagnosed with mild and moderate Alzheimer’ disease. Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D, author of Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults, has worked in the field of Health Care as a [...]

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International Research on the TTAP Method

6 New International Research Studies Prove the effect of the TTAP Method® on Cognition, socialization and staff satisfaction and productivity.   Hämeenlinna, Degree Programme in Creative Arts(HAMK) Author: Tarja Heikkinen Year 2010 Subject of Master’s thesis: Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming in psychiatric day centre   ABSTRACT The aim of this thesis was to examine the [...]

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TTAP Method: Creative Therapy For Alzheimer’s Patients

There are over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease, a condition that destroys braincells causing memory loss. For patients and for their families the disease also destroys their quality of life. Dr. Linda Madori, leading expert on Alzheimer's Disease, has an innovative methodology called the TTAP Method -- Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older [...]

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St. Thomas Aquinas Professor Selected as Principal Investigator in Clinical Study by Cornell

(SPARKILL, NY – JANUARY 6, 2009) Dr. Linda Levine Madori, Professor of Therapeutic Recreation at St. Thomas Aquinas College, has been named one of the principal investigators in a 28-week Memory and Evaluation Services clinical study by Cornell University and Weil Medical College Memory Evaluation and Treatment Services.  The study will determine the effect of [...]

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Facts & Statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease

  Science has struggled in the face of a looming disease; 15 years ago 500,000 people had the disease. Today, 5,000,000 individuals have been diagnosed. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, language and behavior. It is a specific organic condition that develops in only some [...]

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AATA Journal

Amanda Alders: Nazareth College Graduate Student. Rochester, NY A 12 Week, Quantitative Study Population: Non-English Speaking Hispanic Elderly Immigrants N=24 This study investigated the role of various activities on cognitive performance in a community sample of Hispanic elderly subjects. One aim of the study was to determine whether differences in cognitive performance could be accounted [...]

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Why The TTAP© Method Works

So just how does drawing, writing poetry, or playing a violin, help seniors function better and improve their memories? TTAP facilitates the development, maintenance, and expression of an appropriate lifestyle for individuals with limitations (illness, disabilities, aging). It provides opportunities for all seven styles of learning (the world player, the questioner, the visualizer, the music [...]

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