Little Known Form of Dementia Can Spark Creative Expression

As patients with frontotemporal dementia, a little-known form of dementia, lose their language capabilities, they develop a keen interest in visual arts. “It can be a source of pleasure and hope and optimism in an otherwise pretty devastating state of affairs,” says Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Dr. Bradford C. Dickerson. Dickerson is studying patients with this disease to identify possible treatments as well as better understand how the brain functions.

Read more about frontotemporal dementia and Dr. Dickerson’s work in this fascinating article from STAT.

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