Art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

  title={Art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.},
  author={Bree Chancellor and Angel Duncan and Anjan Chatterjee},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  volume={39 1},
Patients with dementias commonly experience neuropsychiatric symptoms that diminish their quality of life. Pharmacologic treatments for these symptoms are limited in their efficacy. In the absence of near-future prospects for a cure for degenerative dementias, treatments that improve neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life are needed. We explore the hypothesis that art therapy is useful in dementia by reviewing the extant literature. With appropriate structure, patients with dementia can… CONTINUE READING
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