Why artistic skills and not language? These skills are controlled by two different parts of the brain
According to the researchers on her case, art typically sidesteps language in dementia and Alzheimer's patients. This could be because art, along with music, is controlled by an area of the brain where language is not.
Researchers also emphasize that art therapy is not a cure for Alzheimer’s. However, allowing people with Alzheimer’s to create art allows them to fully enjoy their lives while also giving them a sense of accomplishment.