Cognitive Dynamics brings art to life
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Cognitive Dynamics, an American non-profit organisation, specialises in art therapy for people with dementia. The organisation offers training programmes to teach health care professionals, volunteers, students and family members how to successfully communicate with people who are living with dementia.
Cognitive Dynamics was founded by Dr. Daniel Potts, a neurologist who watched his father's decline after he developed Alzheimer’s disease. During the process, Dr. Potts noticed that his father’s quality of life improved dramatically when he participated in an art therapy programme. The association aims to raise awareness for these kinds of programmes and to ensure they are available to all people who could benefit from them.