Arts in Health

In The Company Of Death: Coming To Terms With Grief And Loss

Dr Laura-Jane Smith | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Laura-Jane Smith

This is something no-one wants to hear, but it is true for you as much as it is for the critically ill patients I treat each day in hospital. Many of them are much closer to the end than you are, however, life is unpredictable, chaotic and sometimes cruel. Few of us will die at the time of our choosing.

Is Creativity Therapeutic and Can Art Make us Happier?

Alex Coulter | Posted 29.01.2013 | Home
Alex Coulter

There are obviously some contradictory and complex factors at play - it is not simply the case that creativity is therapeutic and that art makes us happier.

How the Arts Defy Our Perceptions of What it Means to Have Dementia

Alex Coulter | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home
Alex Coulter

The part of the brain that dementia damages is the bit that gives us access to our memories, not the memories themselves. Most memories are stored as images. Images can give access to emotional memories.