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ArtTherapy Alliance • 1 year ago

It turns out that the frightening conditions of Alzheimer’s disease — which causes short and long-term memory loss — and frontotemporal disorders (FTD) — which is responsible for loss of language and speech — often have a creative silver lining. While some skills in the brain diminish, other new, expression-related skills are unlocked as the brain reroutes functions to compensate.

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Memories In The Making is an art program designed for people with Alzheimer's disease. The program was created by the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This book will provide the information needed to facilitate small and medium sized groups, as well as to work with an individual at home.

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The Creative Arts in Dementia Care: Practical Person-Centred Approaches and Ideas | Until August 31, 2013, JKP has set up the code ARTX13 for the Art Therapy Alliance community to receive a 20% discount on this title at checkout through www.jkp.com or mentioned when calling JKP's toll-free warehouse (1-866-416-1078).

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Art Therapy shoes. (Linda Hill from HillArtistry.com) While suffering a major depressive episode, painting just didn't work, so I made "Walk in my Shoes" to express how things were going. The insides are done, too.

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Our Memories in the Making art therapy program helps individuals with Alzheimer's to express themselves. "Barn in Provence" was painted by El Salvador native, Rene. www.alzheimersblo...

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