Nonprofit Program Sends Performers to Visit Elderly Hospital Patients with Dementia

November 1, 2017

The New York Times (11/1, Hollow, Subscription Publication, 13.56M) highlights the nonprofit program Vaudeville Visits, which sends vaudeville performers to visit elderly hospital patients who are suffering from dementia. The article mentions that researchers have found that “clowning reduced moderate to severe behavioral symptoms of dementia.” Those findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

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