Title

A Poetry Group for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: A Brief Report

Publication Date

9-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The purpose of this brief note is to present a discussion of the first two sessions of a poetry group conducted with moderately to severely cognitively impaired adults in a nursing home. Exercises and techniques used with this population are discussed. Poetry groups such as this may provide joy those who suffer, a chance to re-experience memories, to connect to others, and the creation of moments of increased value and meaning.

Publication Title

Journal of Poetry Therapy

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

173

Last Page

178

DOI

10.1080/08893675.2012.709719

Version

pre-print, post-print

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