Art Therapy for Dementia

Paging Drs. van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt! Your loved one doesn’t have to have been a lifelong art lover to tap into art appreciation as a pathway to cognitive stimulation.

Looking at art and talking about it lets your loved one exchange ideas without requiring strong working memory, and it can be a pathway to accessing more distant memories. Museums around the country offer special art tours and programs for patrons with dementia. But you don’t have to join a formal program. Just visiting a local museum can have similar benefits.

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