BBC News: What’s the best way to fight memory loss?

Now science is proving what we have suspected all along, that drawing is not only enjoyable but good for you as well. A study sponsored by the BBC series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor concluded that in terms of improving memory, the adult participants who engaged in a life-drawing class had better outcomes than groups who only indulged in physical exercise or brain-exercising puzzles. The act of scrutinising an object and then putting pen to paper to re-create the object develops the psychomotor skills that kick start the brain no matter what age you are. In addition, the study group reported that the social aspect of drawing amongst a group was beneficial to their state of mind as well. At Continuing Education, we know how much our students have enjoyed recent drawing courses. This year we have two 8-week drawing courses, Adventures in Drawing, an afternoon course in the Autumn term and The Human Body in Art, an evening course in Spring. Our popular and very qualified drawing tutor will help you explore your creative drive and develop those crucial psychomotor skills, whether you are drawing an outdoor view of Liverpool or a life model in the classroom.

BBC – best way to fight memory loss