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Creative caring - how Art Therapy can help

Discussion in 'Helpful websites' started by creative-carer, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. creative-carer

    creative-carer Registered User

    My mum was diagnosed with Mixed Dementia in 2012 ... over the last 3 yrs I have introduced art therapy into our daily routine with wonderful results!
    Our story was recently published in the Alzheimers Society blog here: https://blog.alzheimers.org.uk/dementia-insight/art-therapy-ideas
    I hope some of my ideas will help others ...
  2. BMitchell

    BMitchell New member

    Sep 28, 2017
    It's great to hear that art had a positive impact, it was actually something that I was thinking of taking advantage of. I will make sure to read the post you linked to.
  3. Karitomua

    Karitomua New member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you very much for the information, I have a family member with this disease I am going to put into practice.

  4. Saltydog

    Saltydog Registered User

    Nov 1, 2017
    South West
    Thank you so much for sharing. I have started to do some art with my mum and have been looking for projects. The flowers are beautiful and it’s really brought mum’s Skills out and must give her a real sense of wellbeing.

    Really positive and very inspirational- I am keen to try these with my mum now. It will be lovely to share with her and make some positive memories.

    Thank you so much creative - carer - this will really help us both
  5. LadyA

    LadyA Volunteer Host

    Oct 19, 2009
    I've got a painting on my livingroom wall that my husband did in an art therapy class. He went once a week for four weeks. He enjoyed it at the time, but then refused to go again.
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    I have two of my husband's paintings framed and on my walls and I have given others to friends. He had no interest in art before he had advanced dementia. He attended a club called Heart for Art once fortnight. He loved it. He needed either a carer or me with him to make sure he didn't drink the painting water or eat the paints but he also had the support of wonderful art volunteers. Some were degree students from the local art college. The charity which runs the classes is called Heart for Art. I visited them 2 weeks ago and although a number of the artists, like my husband, have now passed away it was good to see it still going strong.

    Here he is hard at work.


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