As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, individuals begin to lose the ability to communicate with others. They also lose their sense of self. One key benefit of art therapy for those with this form of dementia is the recreation of the sense of self—even for a brief moment. Art therapy projects also enable seniors to develop a sense of camaraderie with their fellow residents and to express themselves creatively.
When you watch this video, you will hear an art therapist describe some of the other benefits of helping seniors with Alzheimer’s disease engage in art therapy projects. She explains the importance of sensory stimulation and discusses the value of life review projects for reminiscing.
At Avalon Residential Care Homes, your loved one will enjoy a carefully planned schedule of activities designed to improve quality of life. Families in the Dallas, Garland and Fort Worth areas can learn more about our approach to Alzheimer’s care by calling (214) 752-7050.