Sunday, November 11, 2012
Can Art Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?
If art can help us hold onto memories, can it help us when we lose them to aging or disease? In Creative Aging, which runs through November 30, 2012 at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, health experts and museum experts join forces to help those suffering from memory impairment, especially that related to Alzheimer’s Disease, and other physical challenges. Part of November’s National Arts and Health Month, Creative Aging uses the Phillips’ amazing art collection to stimulate the subjects’ minds and engage them in a dialogue with the art and each other. The thoughts, feelings, and memories stirred up, as well as the art they create, are unforgettable. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "CanArt Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?"
[Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The Road Menders, 1889. Oil on canvas; 29 x 361/2 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. Acquired 1949.][Many thanks to The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, for providing me with the image above and other press materials related to the exhibition Creative Aging, which runs through November 30, 2012.]