The following video isn’t the best quality or best produced. But it does showcase how art can help senior citizens, the elderly, and older adults in general. It provides some personal accounts of how older people “stay alive” by utilizing the creative aspects of making art. It shows how art therapy can help improve the […]
The following is a slideshow presentation about performing arts therapy and geriatrics from Dr. D. Dutta Roy from the Psychology Research Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata.
Photo Credit: John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News Photographer There was a recent news story about a Woodland Hills physician, Dr. Arnold Bresky, who calls himself a “preventive gerontologist.” He’s been utilizing art therapy for patients that have Alzheimer’s and dementia. He claims he has achieved a 70% success rate with in improving his patient’s memories.