Episode 16

Therapy, Art and the Creative Mind with Angel C. Duncan, PhDc, MA, MFT, ATR

Published on: 26th July, 2021

Join us for a conversation with Angel Duncan, PhD Candidate in Psychology of Gerontology, marriage and family therapist and art therapist working in mental health and dementia forms research, teaching, holistic program developments in care treatments, arts and neurosciences enthusiast.

We had a wonderful conversation about the creative self, the importance of creativity and the brain and how to connect with individuals that have dementia using art therapy modalities.

Resources:

Cognitive Dynamics Foundation at cognitivedynamics.org

University of Tampa at aduncan@ut.edu

Angel's website: https://duncanangel.wixsite.com/angelcduncan/untitled

Angel's podcast: N2CreativeAging: anchor.fm/angel4202

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Life on Repeat
A Podcast for Dementia Caregivers
Life on Repeat is a podcast for those caring for someone with dementia. Join Laura Vaillancourt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach as she explores helpful caregiving tips, practical resources and most importantly, how to care for yourself through this journey.

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Laura Vaillancourt

Laura has a unique perspective of dementia. She grew up spending time in the nursing home wing of the hospital her mother worked at in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest. She learned from a young age the importance and impact that connecting with those that have memory impairment can have. This early exposure shaped her perspective and fostered her passion and love of working with those who experience and live with dementia.

Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and Eldercare Coach. She owns a group practice that specializes in serving the aging population and she has extensive experience as a consultant providing counseling, coaching and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions.

Laura's passion and professional experience has been working with individuals and family members that have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. She is a passionate speaker and educator on topics related to dementia and caregiving. She is the host of Life on Repeat: a Dementia Caregiver Podcast.