In a new study, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered a way to use the techniques of art therapy to boost a person’s memory.
The technique was developed by a team led by Dr. Mark J. O’Keefe, professor of psychiatry and psychology at UCSD.
The research team examined the effect of using air techniques and memory techniques on the functioning of a group of Alzheimer’s patients who had been given Alzheimer’s disease drugs known as amyloid-β peptide inhibitors (Aβ peptides).
Researchers found that the therapeutic technique, which is known as air therapy, increased cognitive performance in the patients who received the medications.
The therapy improved the functioning in memory of a patient who had undergone surgery to repair a stroke.
The stroke, which left the patient with severe memory loss, caused his brain to swell.
Researchers used a memory task to test how well memory of the task was affected by air therapy.
The researchers found that a person who received air therapy was better able to remember the task than a person receiving the drug alone.
The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.