mental health

Using Performance to Help People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

February 23, 2014 Caroleeena Dancehealthmental healthPerformance

I recently sculpted a fire performance for a group of 80-somethings. For this performance, I chose happy songs that were popular in the 30’s & 40’s. I did this because I know many of our elders are affected by Alzheimer’s and/or dementia and I have read that familiar music from when we were 18-25 requires […]



My Hidden Hoopdance with Agoraphobia

August 5, 2013 Caroleeena healthHoopingmental health

Agoraphobia has been the biggest challenge of my life. I’ve never said that out loud before. The outside world is unpredictable. You never know when or where something terrible will happen. I know this from experience. It’s not safe out there. I prefer to stay home, in an environment I have some control over. Going […]



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