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The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

The title of a recent documentary film, I Remember Better When I Paint, sums up the findings of a growing body of research into the cognitive effects of making art. The movie demonstrates how drawing and painting stimulated memories in people with dementia and enabled them to reconnect with the world. People with dementia aren't the only beneficiaries. Studies have shown that expressing themselves through art can help people with depression, anxiety, or cancer, too. And doing so has been linked to improved memory, reasoning, and resilience in healthy older people. The beneficial effects of creating aren't dependent on a person's...

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The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone

The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone

Creating art is an effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the various benefits of art and why it is so helpful for our mental health. There are several misconceptions floating around regarding art. Some may think that you have to be creating paintings or sculptures to be considered as a real artist. Others believe that you are either born with talent – or not. Many are afraid that since they are not good at something, there is no point, and they will benefit from doing it. Another myth is that you have to work...

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