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Theatrical Improvisation Group Therapy for Memory Loss

Posted on 08.11.2010 | 0 comments
The Memory Ensemble, a new theatrical improvisation group developed as the result of collaboration between Northwestern University and the Lookingglass Theater Company, is seeking to improve the quality of life for those who are experiencing the early stages of memory loss, according to an article in The New York Times.

The program uses improvisational group activities to provide members the opportunity to express their emotions as a result of their diagnoses, while helping them to maintain their cognitive functions as long as possible. It also assists them in focusing and making decisions based on the present, rather than on past experiences.

The group just completed a seven-week pilot session.

View Trying Improv as Therapy for Those With Memory Loss in its entirety. 

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