Arts and Public Health — Daisy Fancourt / Serious Science.

Daisy Fancourt on the effect arts have on our well-being, the correlation between reading fiction and health behavior and how arts can treat chronic pain.

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'Arts engagement can help to reduce cognitive decline in older age. For example, we found that activities like going to museums, galleries, the theatre, concerts are actually associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline in older age independent of all the other factors in people's lives. We also find that these activities are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.'

Daisy Fancourt, PhD in Psychoneuroimmunology, Senior Research Associate, University College London

Arts on Prescription: http://serious-science.org/arts-on-prescription-9416
Neurodegenerative Diseases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4fqkPClAVE&

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