Did you know that just about anyone can participate in and benefit from art therapy? While your loved one may be going through therapy or treatment as they heal or manage a disease, art therapy has proven to be successful in various ways that differ from traditional therapy practices. It may surprise you to know that art therapy may be exactly what your loved one needs to complements their healing or treatment process. Whether you are interested in art therapy as part of senior care or care for an autistic individual, it’s worth exploring the benefits that art therapy can offer. Read More »
If you are dealing with chronic illness, physical challenges or early stages of dementia, it can sometimes feel difficult to get excited about what lies ahead. In many cases, it may have been awhile since you’ve learned a new skill or participating in something that brings you happiness and joy. But it certainly doesn’t have to be that way! Thankfully just about everyone, even those who require live in care or the support of a health care agency, can benefit from participating in an expressive art program. Read More »
Looking for a way to soothe the mind? How about something to bring inner peace? Need a creative outlet? There is an energy in all of us that needs outlet; a way for us to burn it off and feel better. Some find that outlet in sports; others in games and socialization. Still others find the best way release that energy is through art. Have you considered art therapy for your loved one? You might find that it helps even more than you expected. Read More »
Tell me the first image that comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘therapy’. Maybe you envision a person lying on a couch talking to a man with a pad and pencil. Perhaps an image of a physical therapist decked all in white comes to mind. Seniors often bristle at the mention of ‘therapy’ as it sometimes conjures up feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. Like all of us, they want to feel empowered and proud of their accomplishments. And they deserve this. This is where art therapy can help your loved one. Though it has been around for decades, art therapy has only recently been making a movement in the care of seniors. Read More »
As seniors get older, diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia can set in without a warning. Some doctors have found ways to slow down the process and help seniors affected to ease through the process. They are always looking for new ways to help with the slowing and healing of them both.
This is where art therapy comes in as a life saver. It has many different ways to help with slowing and understanding the different diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
USA Today talks about the benefits in a recent article. They state that “art can awaken responses” and “help unlock glimmers of understanding for patients experiencing memory loss.”
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Alzheimer’s is a condition that affects one of the best parts of the human brain; the memory. We all want to remember the great moments in our lives and when we start to forget those moments due to Alzheimer’s, it can be disheartening.
Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the world?
It affects 30 million people a year and while there is no cure for it. Scientists are now coming up with new and productive ways to restore the memories back to those that have lost them.
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