February 7, 2013

Dementia may take away an individual’s memory, but it doesn’t steal his or her creativity. The National Center for Creative Aging in Washington, D.C. is seeing just how much creative projects such as art and writing are affecting the quality of life for seniors with dementia, and they are creating programs that nurture their creative side.

According to Gay Hanna, executive director of the Center for Creative Aging, “[Humans] have this enormous capacity to learn, and the arts are so intrinsic within us that even with dementia we still retain that ability for imagination and creativity.”

To learn more about how creative programs can positively affect people with dementia, and to find out more about the Center for Creative Aging, take a look at this interesting article.

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