Is Art Therapy the Answer for Dementia?

Medications can’t stop the disease’s inexorable damage to the mind, and stress and agitation often remain challenging despite drug treatment. But a growing number of Alzheimer’s institutions and caregivers are realizing that a musical walk down memory lane — a dance class, storytelling session, art project, or museum tour — can do more than offer pleasant diversions. They can improve a number of disease symptoms as well as quality of life.

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“Is Art Therapy the Answer for Dementia? making music, painting or dancing- and seeing or hearing it- may be the most effective treatment for dementia to date”

By:Karen Weintraub The Boston Globe Nov.27, 2102

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