Art Therapy Negatives

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Every 65 seconds, a new diagnosis of alzheimer 's occurs which has led it to be the 6th leading cause of death in the United States . Killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. With this disease still growing, todays medicational treatments for these diseases have been improving over the years but has recently began to start showing many negative effects. With that being said, it has been found that while these medications claim to help they also cause abnormal amounts of distress to the patients who are prescribed them such as diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and even fainting. Another negative about medicinal therapy is that there is a time limit on how long the positive effects actually help unlike art therapy which can be used at any time of the day with no specific expiration. Many people aren’t aware of art therapy and its benefits. What is art therapy you may ask? Art therapy, which has been around for decades , is used in everyday hospitals, schools, and senior centers to keep patients with dementia engaged in different types of creative activities. Whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpting, or even writing poetry. Art therapy has been found to have many positive reactions to the brain such as: stimulating brain activity and being able to retrieve short or long term memories from those suffering from dementia. Another positive point of art therapy is that it also works to help bring back language skills lost as a result of a variety of diagnosis’. Due

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