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
Medications can’t stop dementia’s 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.