We’re all artists in our own right and that shouldn’t change when we get older. Creativity sets the mind ablaze and as a result, our brains get positive activity. Overall, brains are benefited with mental exercise and some of the best of these activities are the arts.
Creative writing, painting, pottery, and music are all great ways to keep a mind sharp, and your aging loved ones will have the opportunity to express themselves. It’s never too late to learn a new craft either. We’ve seen seniors pick up an instrument or poetry later in life and fall in love with their newfound passion. On top of the health benefits, being involved in the arts can be therapeutic and a form of relaxation. Keeping active both physically and mentally through the arts has also been proven to deter Alzheimer’s disease and dementia progression.
For information, check out Next Avenue’s article here