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Why Are Alzheimer's Patients More Creative than They Were Before?

Miller also believes that dementia patients with creative abilities are "acquired savants"

Miller went on to explain that the dementia patients who never had creative skills before they were diagnosed, but do now, are "acquired savants." He also pointed out the irony that the disease, which is known to essentially demolish some parts of the brain, is also responsible for releasing a hidden talent.

These similarities between brain scans are only one reason to advocate for Alzheimer's patients to find a creative outlet. Aside from the new skills that may emerge, activities that promote creativity generally promote health and more active and engaged communication.