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Creative pursuits are a healthy form of self-expression. They offer people a way to connect with their innermost joys and fears. This is why you will find art therapy activities happening in a variety of health-related settings. Hospice agencies, dementia care communities, and hospitals all host creativity workshops for their residents and patients.
While some people may not consider themselves to be particularly artistic, researchers say it is the process of creating, not the final result, that promotes better health. By engaging in even the simplest creative activities you can improve your mental and physical well-being.
Here are a few of the rewards that can result from engaging in artistic endeavors:
In honor of National Creativity Month, we are sharing a few ideas for easy art projects caregivers and seniors can enjoy together.
At-Home Art Projects for Caregivers and Seniors
Alternative Therapies and Dementia Care
When you are the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, providing meaningful activities for them to engage in is vital. Adjunct therapies, also referred to as “nonmedical therapies,” can help. How to Use Nonmedical Therapies to Support a Senior with Alzheimer's is a good resource to review and learn more.
If you would like to set up a time to tour a Sunrise memory care neighborhood and see how we use art to promote self-esteem, please call 1- 888-434-4648 to schedule a time!