Createquity Examines Health Benefits of the Arts for Aging Adults
Submitted by Monica on November 3, 2016.
A recent article on Createquity reviews literature on the benefits of the arts for older adults:
There is substantial causal evidence that participatory arts activities help to maintain the health and quality of life of older adults. These benefits … include improvements in cognitive and tactile abilities, subjective wellbeing, and dementia risk reduction (although the effects on managing dementia are less clear).