Creativity is important for a number of reasons, it’s fun and enjoyable, it boosts self-confidence and doing things that you like reduces stress and improves overall well-being, most importantly it stimulates the brain.

Creativity sharpens the brain, which can stem the advance of dementia in old age. The more new things you learn, the more use the brain gets, the sharper it will remain. It’s often recommended that seniors learn new skills and challenge themselves with new opportunities, but this recommendation is appropriate for any age.