The Link Between Language, Dementia And Creativity

“Where in the brain does artistic creativity reside? Can the “damaged” mind give rise to true art?” There appears to be a link between some kinds of dementia and creativity. “One of the tragic aspects of it is the beginning of creativity heralds the onset of disease. And as the disease progresses, we go through a period where someone perfects the artistic skill, so it steadily improves as the disease is progressing, and then the disease eventually overwhelms the process and eventually the creativity is gone.”