You are invited to a free MICRA seminar. The event begins at 1pm with a free networking lunch.
There is an urgent need for cost-effective, sustainable methods to improve and maintain quality of life for older people, including those with age-related conditions.
It is increasingly recognised that alternative approaches such as arts-based therapies and group activities can contribute to well-being for older people, across physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. Research into these novel non-medical approaches may help lead to increased provision and choice to promote healthy ageing and support neurorehabilitation.
We will hear from researchers exploring different novel interventions to improve movement and quality of life in Parkinson’s and stroke.
Dr Daniel Eaves is a sport and exercise scientist conducting research into action observation and motor imagery as techniques to facilitate movement, and has recently investigated the potential application of these methods in stroke rehabilitation.
Dr Dawn Rose is a music psychologist who has been investigating the effects of music and rhythm on movement and mood in older people and those with Parkinson’s.
Dr Yoon Irons is a researcher and music therapist, who is studying the potential health benefits of singing for people with long-term health conditions, including Parkinson’s and stroke apha
Dr Daniel Eaves, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Teesside University: Action observation and motor imagery therapy for post-stroke movement rehabilitation
Dr Dawn Rose, Senior Research Associate, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts: The effects of music on different types of movement in older people and in Parkinson's
Dr Yoon Irons, Senior Research Fellow, University of Derby: Health benefits of singing in Parkinson’s and stroke