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Linda Levine Madori Ph.D.

Professor | Artist | Researcher

"Transcending Dementia Through the TTAP; A New Psychological Approach to Art, Brain and Cognition is must reading for the entire Alzheimer's community. This book will help dementia professionals, Alzheimer's caregivers, family, friends and anyone touched by Alzheimer's to understand and cope with Alzheimer's disease. More importantly, the book contains a road map on how to improve the quality of life, and how to communicate effectively with any person who is deeply forgetful."
Bob DeMarco, Founder, Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dr. Levine Madori discusses the TTAP Method on Internet Radio


Dr. Levine Madori discusses the TTAP Method on Wake Up Lake County


Dr. Linda Levine Madori Featured on Fox News Live

Dr. Linda Levine Madori Featured on Fox Business News

Dr. Linda Levine Madori Featured on WPIX 11 Morning News




The TTAP Method receives educational grant from New York State Office on Aging to conduct 6 regional Certification Trainings during November and December 2011, READ MORE


Dr. Linda Levine Madori, has explored the relationship of arts, alzheimer’s and aging over the past 30 years. The Licensed Creative Arts Therapist is the author of a new, breakthrough book, Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults-TTAP Method . This multimodal approach is grounded in the past decade of brain research, which has discovered that the brain has the ability to grow in mass and density when repetitively stimulated. Coupled with these recent neurological discoveries, the TTAP Method® identifies and systematically structures specific learning styles (Bloom’s Taxonomy) which are identified in each program protocol. Therefore, TTAP Method® is the first of its kind to identify, assess, plan, and implement therapeutic interactions that can be documented through organizational charts and graphs and most importantly replicated, thus providing the identified “best practices “ of the National Alzheimer’s Association.

The TTAP Method systematizes through a themed centered approach the therapeutic use of music, guided imagery, painting, movement, poetry, sculpture, writing and poetry, photography, themed events, food and sensory programs.  Research on the TTAP Method® has been published in 3 peer reviewed journals, demonstrating significant positive correlations to increase in cognition, social stimulation and enhance overall quality of life in individuals diagnosed with mild, moderate and advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease (Levine Madori, 2005, 2007, Alders, 2008, Levine Madori 2009a, 2009b, 2009c).

In 2009, Dr. Levine Madori has developed TTAP Method® Certificate Training Programs for healthcare professionals, and TTAP Method® Training Programs for caregivers. The TTAP Method® provides the answer to developing person centered programming for the well elderly, community day programs, assisted living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Gero-psychiatic units, senior housing, and family and caregiver educational forums.


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