Can Dementia and Creativity coexist?

Alzheimer ‘disease is still today a progressive disease, drugs have little effectiveness.

Aim: The aim of this report is to show that primary creativity keeps in Alzheimer’ disease and it is grown by art in therapeutic alternative way. Really, basic abilities are mediate by amigdala for long time during disease, so there is a therapeutic reactivity to art. As example experience of guided tours in pictures galleries, very frequent in foreign country, but still experimental in Italy. Moreover creativity experience of biography written by a person Alzheimer’ disease affected and some painters affected by the same disease. These experiences suggest as painting art recalling emotions and memories, improve sense of self.

Conclusion: Emotional and gestural acceptance, the remembrance of nice memories, the observation of beauty, takes to a pacifying memory in a creative way


Marinella Dalmotto

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