Fight Memory Loss with Art: Learn an Art or Craft to delay dementia and Alzheimer's, Take up drawing, painting, sculpture, music or another langua (Paperback)
Nobody wants to lose their thinking ability and precious memories. However, for a large number of us, increasing life expectancy can mean exactly that. Fortunately, there is one thing that seems to be able to increase the capacity of the brain and make it remain healthy for longer. That thing is Art. You can fight memory loss with art and you can protect your future. Art and art related pastimes have been shown to cause the human mind to react in a number of unique ways. Drawing and painting may seem to just be pleasant things to do as a hobby, but in the background they really make your brain work hard. They can be used as a form of brain exercise, a bit like the way you exercise the rest of your body doing sports or in the gym. Believe it or not, doing art in the right way can make your brain grow and get better connected inside. Getting a bigger and better brain seems to be the key to protecting yourself against ending up with such things as dementia and Alzheimer's. This book explains how you can use a range of art related activities to stimulate your brain, make it grow in size, increase the number of nerve cells and improve the nerve connections between the different parts of the brain. All of this can help reduce your chances of ending up with dementia type illnesses later in life. This book covers the sorts of activities you need to do, the best time to start out in the arts, and the ways you can maximize the protection for later in life. Evidence for the effectiveness of art is provided in the form of the results of a number of scientific studies that have been done into the arts and the workings of the brain and memory. Medicine and science promised us a long and happy life, and to a certain extent that has been achieved. People are living longer than they ever have, which is great. Unfortunately maintaining our health as we get older gets more and more difficult. Being healthy in old age is by far the main key to the happiness side of things. The one thing that none of us want to go wrong is the brain. This is because without clear thinking and a reasonable memory we can't actually enjoy anything. In fact life can become a living hell in some cases. For this reason 'Dementia' and 'Alzheimer's' have become two of the most frightening words of the modern age. Dementia robs us of our memories and eventually the ability to do even the most basic of things such as walking and talking. People become a mere shell just waiting for the ultimate end. Don't let this happen to you. Prevention is best. Remember: there is no cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. Protect yourself by using the power of the arts. Read this book and choose an art stimulation for yourself that will keep your brain working well for many years to come.