The arts make life better.

When older adults participate in the arts, they demonstrated statistically significant higher levels of five positive well-being indicators (interest, sustained attention, pleasure, self-esteem and normalcy).

Kinney, J. M., & Rentz, C. A. (2005). Observed well-being among individuals with dementia: Memories in the Making, an art program, versus other structured activity. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 20(4), 220–227. Reviewed 18 May 2018 in

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