Using Art Therapy in the Battle of Dementia


February 13, 2017

Communication is typically lost early in a person’s battle with dementia. While the patient may think the same thoughts and ideas, the ability to convey this information diminishes as the disease progresses. Is there some activity or stimulus that could help the brain fight off dementia?

A renowned case involving Mary Hecht, a world famous sculptor, documented her skill as an artist for several years leading up to her death. Mary Hecht was able to draw detailed portraits, all from memory, in spite of the fact she suffered from a severe case of vascular dementia.


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