As a child Nancy King performed for her elementary school, wrote and directed her first play at the age of ten, and almost 65 years later, she hasn’t slowed down. Following a long career as a professor at the University of Delaware, Ms.
The Arts and Aging: Building the Science
The National Endowment for the Arts released a summary report on "The Arts and Aging: Building the Science," a review of existing research prepared by a federal task force on the arts and human development. As the report notes, an aging population means "dramatic increases in the number of people with aging-related health conditions, including cognitive decline and dementia. Given the arts' potential to treat, prevent or ameliorate those conditions, additional research is needed to clarify the relationship between the arts and the health and well-being of older adults."