Why Art Therapy is Good for the Alzheimer’s Brain


Full Story –> Why Art Therapy is Good for the Alzheimer’s Brain.

Art therapy has proven a powerful tool for treating Alzheimer’s. More than giving patients something pretty to look at it or an exercise to keep them busy, it stimulates the brain. It stirs memories and can bring language back into the life of someone who struggles to speak. 

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” an adage demonstrated over and over through the success of art therapy on Alzheimer’s patients. Patients don’t necessarily re-learn lost words through this treatment, but they are exploring a new vocabulary. 

Studies show that art therapy gives back to Alzheimer’s patients, in some part, what the disease has taken away. It stimulates the senses, can trigger dormant memories and encourages conversation. Whether they’re viewing or creating art themselves, Alzheimer’s patients can use it as a form of expression, particularly individuals who can’t communicate verbally.

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