Welcome to this blog which explores the benefits of participation in the arts and creativity for people who are living with dementia and other mental health needs. The key area of focus is the link between the hands and the brain: scientific studies demonstrate there are more nerve connectors between the hands and the brain than any other part of the human body.
It has been demonstrated that by participating in arts activities, people living with dementia can live a more enriched and fulfilling life, with relief from confusion and anxiety; the creative part of the brain remains intact right until the later stages of the disease. This site aims to enrich the lives of people who are living with dementia reaching out also to their carers including close family members. This research focuses on what people who are living with dementia can do as opposed to society’s debilitating misperception of what they cannot do.