Thursday, May 1, 2014

ART IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

ART THERAPY IMPROVES LIVES AFTER A STROKE



Berlin/ Stroke Art Festival           from goog



A study done in Copenhagen  in 2012 showed that stroke survivors who like art had significantly higher quality of  life than those who did not, according to new research.  Patients who appreciated music, painting and theater recovered better from their strokes than patients who did not.


Eugene Brown  shared his belief for years that art therapy improved
stroke patients .                                              from google
Patients interested in art had better general health, found it easier to walk, and had more energy.  They were also happier, less anxious or depressed, and felt calmer.  They had better memory and were superior communicators( speaking with other people understanding what people said, naming people and objects correctly.) Dr. Vellone says: "Stroke survivors who saw art as an integrated part of their former lifestyle, by expressing appreciation towards music, painting, theatre, showed better recovery skills than those who did not." 
In the photography above is Eugene Brown who shared his belief for many years with others that art therapy improved stroke patients lives. 

Stoke patients in Manchester, England show their art works.


Manchester England                  Art show of Art Patients
Tamside Artist group  in Manchester worked with stroke patients to do art and put on their own art show.

 The video below shows using art therapy to help stroke patients recover.  Just clink arrow in center of screen to watch.


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