Monday, October 29, 2012

Arts & The Mind: PBS

Photo Credit: PBS
Arts & The Mind: A PBS Documentary

From the PBS webpage:

"Alzheimer’s researchers call it a powerful tool to ward off dementia. At-risk teens use it to find meaning in the world around them—and in themselves. It offers healing to both chronically ill toddlers and veterans battling PTSD.
What is this magical elixir? Art. Arts & the Mind explores the vital role the arts play in human development during both youth and older age, and shares stories and cutting edge scientific research on how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life." 

I haven't watched either video yet (you can stream them from PBS), but I hope to watch them soon.
Right up my alley.

Check it out!

What do you think? Have you had an experience with friends, family, or even personally with the Arts helping move people toward a fuller life? Toward healing? Please comment if so!

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