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THE POWER OF ART THERAPY
While victims of Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias are losing their memories and ability to communicate, art can be their escape. "Art can often be a window to bypass the constrictions of dementia, says UAB geriatrician Andrew Duxbury, M.D.
Reminiscing and reminiscence therapy involve reaching the memories that reside in these still viable regions of the brain. There are many ways to encourage these memories, and you should. They can be comforting, even therapeutic.