Artists with dementia still able to draw from memory

6 Dec

An interesting paper titled “Preserved Drawing in a Sculptor with Dementia”

The CBC has a good description here:

“Art and music are less vulnerable to cognitive decline, a new Canadian study suggests.

Neurologists at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto found that artists suffering from vascular dementia may still be able to draw spontaneously and from memory, despite being unable to complete simple, everyday tasks.”

Here is sketch by the late artist Mary Hecht, who suffered from vascular dementia:

 

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