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An Art Therapist's Tips to Help People with Dementia

An Art Therapist's Tips to Help People with Dementia

To minimize stress and anxiety for all involved, there are some important communication tips to remember when caring for a loved one with dementia. As an art therapist, I find introducing creative activities an excellent way to highlight one’s abilities and provide engaging experiences that can promote reminiscence, self-expression, communication, and meaningful interactions with caregivers, among other benefits. Even if your family member does not have previous creative experience, there are many ways to become involved.
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Art Therapy 101: Sorting Facts from Myths

Art therapy combines active art-making, the creative process and applied psychological theory within a psychotherapeutic relationship. There are a multitude of ways to communicate, and especially when we are struggling, facing a challenge or even a health crisis, our own words or language may fail us. During these times, an art therapist can help clients express themselves in ways beyond words or language.
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