Brain Injury News: Recognizing the Benefits of Art


Individuals who live with brain injuries can greatly benefit from fun, creativity and socializing. When combined, these can do much to boost engagement and quality of life for brain-injured individuals. Activities such as artwork, drawing, and painting are not just recreation, but also have positive impacts, such as anxiety reduction. Recognizing the benefits of art activities for their members, one Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) set an example by hosting a fun art workshop this past August.


Brain Injury: Creating Art And Raising Awareness

The Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton hosted the event with the goal of allowing participants the chance to create inspirational art. Many were there to let loose and paint up a storm with fellow amateur artists. Participants used brushes, paper and paint to let out their inner Picasso.

Artistic activities have long been used in the treatment for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The National Intrepid Centre of Excellence in the United States has even created communal art programs to help treat military personnel living with TBI. The centre found that such activity helps soldiers with memory retention and with decreasing social isolation.

The Scope Of Brain Injury In Ontario

The Sarnia-Lambton association creates these events for similar reasons. They had the dual aim of increasing engagement while raising awareness of just how prevalent brain injury is in Ontario.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death for people under 45. In 2017, an estimated 12,000 traumatic brain injuries will occur in Ontario alone.

Gluckstein Lawyers congratulates the Association on its continuing efforts to support brain-injured, boost their quality of life, and increase public awareness of brain injuries.

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