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Dance, art boost memories for Alzheimer's patients

Dance, art boost memories for Alzheimer's patients | Improving higher order Executive Function skills after TBI | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS -- 'Are you ready to get on your feet today?' dance teacher Dana Hart exhorts a dozen or so seniors and their caregivers gathered in the common room at the nursing home.

Via Andrew McCluskey
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"Creativity speeaks to & from people on a less concious level. Some would say, from the soul or the divine."

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, August 23, 2013 1:27 PM

More anecdotal evidence from the Alzheimer world where music is driving therapy and helping patients to feel better.  I like this story because having started with music and then moving to dance they are now finding that the patients want to express themselves through other creative aspects such as art classes.

 

It seems to me that it's the underlying idea of creativity - whether that's in creating the melody with their voice or the moves of the dance or even the lines on the page - it is the act of creating that is mitigating the effects of Alzheimer's - I wonder....

Richard A. Smith's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:44 AM

they need every help they can get! its an awful disease!

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CogniFit Launches a New Brain Training Application to Enhance Planning Skills

CogniFit Launches a New Brain Training Application to Enhance Planning Skills | Improving higher order Executive Function skills after TBI | Scoop.it
Training planning skills enhances creativity and problem-solving. It activates the brain and helps to maintain cognitive health.

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