Art therapy has proven to be a powerful tool for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Art stimulates the brain. It stirs memories and can bring language back into the life of someone who struggles to communicate.
Studies show that art therapy gives back to Alzheimer’s patients, in some part, what the disease has taken away. It stimulates the senses, triggers dormant memories and encourages conversation. Whether they’re viewing or creating art themselves, Alzheimer’s patients can use art as a form of expression, particularly individuals who can’t communicate verbally. Patients don’t necessarily recover lost words through this treatment, but they can explore a new form of language.