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Is OMA’s Future in Medicine?

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Originally a graduate gerontology thesis at Miami University, Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is now an internationally recognized creative arts program celebrating its 10th Anniversary! ...
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Featured Site, Winter 2018 – Alzheimer Society...

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This past October, Alzheimer Society of Calgary became the first international OMA facilitator training center and the third OMA facilitator training center overall. This is big news for Canada and...
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Elizabeth Lokon awarded 2018 Bishop Medal

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  Opening Minds Through Art’s (OMA) founder and director, Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, was honored this year with Miami University’s Bishop Medal. This award is presented to individuals who...
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“Silver or Gold?”

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Joanne Chiao, a medical student, explains how her OMA partner taught her that behind the disease there is a person. Her experiences of listening to her artist served her later on in a patient...
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Featured Site, Fall 2018 – The Christian Villa...

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Jackie Davis, Director of Life Enrichment at The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, Ohio (class of 2016), shared her tips and stories below. She started small, completing a six-week...
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Creative Aging Training in Korea

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In Korea, there are over 725,000 people living with dementia. In 2030, this number will increase to 1.2 million and in 2050 to 2.7 million people. So, how can the arts be applied to improve the...
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