In the News: ARTZ @ Jefferson

Click the link below to see the full article “The Intersection of Arts, Dementia and Training Tomorrow’s Empathetic Health Care Providers” by Cara Swetsky

A medical student and an ARTZ mentor drawing together and talking

“Being able to explore dementia in an open setting allowed me the opportunity to let my professional and emotional walls down. I built a rapport with those living with dementia without having to make the conversation so narrowly focused on the clinical topic of dementia itself. My experience with the program has equipped me with the awareness that human stories about dementia come in all shapes and sizes and that the ability to connect with others depends on your ability to find a shared humanity.” – Lydia Huang, a volunteer and third-year Sidney Kimmel Medical College student

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