Healthy aging persons and their brains: promoting resilience through creative engagement.

@article{McFadden2010HealthyAP,
  title={Healthy aging persons and their brains: promoting resilience through creative engagement.},
  author={Susan H. McFadden and Anne Davis Basting},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={149-61}
}
Creative engagement, as an expression of and a support for resilience, may have a neuroprotective effect among older adults, contributing to retention of cognitive capacity. Recent research on creative activities shows that they strengthen social networks and give persons a sense of control; both outcomes have been associated with brain health. The authors cite evidence suggesting that positive social interactions can nurture resilience and creative engagement among older persons, including… CONTINUE READING
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