Art Improves Quality of Life for Dementia Patients – Gym for the Brain
Art enhances cognitive abilities and memory, even for people with serious brain disorders.
Dementia is mainly thought of as a memory loss problem, but patients also experience symptoms such as agitation, aggression, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Drug treatment for dementia symptoms is generally not very successful.
When dementia patients are encouraged to create visual art, they derive obvious pleasure from it.
As a Visual Arts Educator I have created structured lesson’s for our ‘Young at Art’ Classes that help improve social behaviour and self-esteem and help break up the monotony of life in a nursing home.
Looking forward to more wonderful lessons with my Young at Art group.