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Why Art Is Therapeutic

Using art can enable the individual to connect, possibly for the first time, to an emotion or an event that has not been thought of for decades. It also can stimulate emotional healing through the connections of the deep and innermost feelings. I have first-hand experience with the benefits of art. I have been painting [...]

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How Seniors Remember, Think & Function More Effectively In 9 Steps

I have dedicated the past 25 years to helping seniors preserve their abilities to think, remember, and function cognitively. Throughout the course of this work I have developed a method that helps art and recreation therapists and caregivers to engage the elderly. It’s called Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP). Three main goals are woven throughout [...]

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The TTAP Method © an innovative multimodal approach for Alzheimer’s Disease

Research Abstract Currently, there is a need for strength-based recreation therapy approaches which promote the retention of skills and abilities of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s’ disease. These two pilot studies, conducted in 2008, utilized this emerging multi-modal intervention: Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults (TTAP Method©), an approach which provides stimulation to three distinct [...]

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Teaching Alzheimer’s prevention strategies the TTAP Method ™ on a Global level

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) one of the most expensive diseases to treat, due to the length of time an individual can live after diagnosis, which is estimated to be from 10 to 18 years (American World Health Statistics, 2009). Currently, there is no cure and the global world struggles to address the growing numbers of individuals [...]

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ATRA Research Article

Download as a PDF Research Abstract Currently, there is a need for strength-based recreation therapy approaches which promote the retention of skills and abilities of those diagnosed with Alzheimer‟s‟ disease. These two pilot studies, conducted in 2008, utilized this emerging multi-modal intervention: Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults (TTAP Method©), an approach which provides [...]

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St. Thomas Aquinas College Students conduct research on TTAP Method™ and publish findings in American Therapeutic Recreation Research Institute, 2009

Introduction              Currently, there is growing evidence for strength-based recreation therapy approaches which promote the retention of skills and abilities of those diagnosed with moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease  (Bettie et al., 2007; Buettner & Fitzsimmons, 2009). This qualitative study was conducted by 4th year Therapeutic Recreation College students at St. Thomas Aquinas College, in New York. [...]

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Fulbright Article

Teaching Therapeutic Thematic Art Programming (The TTAP Method ™) on a Global level; Impacting Practice and the Care for Those Afflicted with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Submitted for 2010 Fulbright Brochure Written by, Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D. CTRS, ATR-BC, LCAT Alzheimer’s disease (AD) one of the most expensive diseases to treat, due to the length [...]

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American Journal of Recreation Therapy

Currently, there is a need for strength-based recreation therapy approaches which promote the retention of skills and abilities of the growing older adult population. This article introduces an emerging multimodal intervention: Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults (TTAP Method©), an approach that provides stimulation to three distinct brain systems, encouraging brain wellness and neural [...]

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TTAP Method improves the lives of loved ones’

Improve Lives of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s What if you could get a loved one with moderate Alzheimer’s involved in conversation again? What if you could help a loved one with dementia vividly describe memories from her childhood some sixty and seventy years ago? Dr. Linda Levine Madori demonstrates the application of The TTAP Method™ [...]

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Society on Arts in Healthcare Features Dr. Levine Madori’s

Dr. Linda Levine MadoriProfessor, Artist, Researcher, TTAP method innovatorMember since 2007Chappaqua, NY, US 1. What makes your program unique? The TTAP Method® is a multimodal approach grounded in the past decade of brain research, which has discovered that the brain has the ability to grow in mass and density when repetitively stimulated. Coupled [...]

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