Human saliva demonstrates the benefits of art intervention

Participation in art gallery programs can improve improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia, according to stress levels monitored in saliva.

University of Canberra (UC) researchers have shown that art gallery programs can improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia, and they’ve backed it up by testing people’s saliva.

Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the UC study monitored new participants in the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) Art and Dementia program over six weeks.

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