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. Art Therapy, Long Terms Memories, Alzheimer'S Disease, Brain Disease, Blog, Cans Art, Art Projects, Art Music Cr Therapy, Brain Health
This is a form of reminisce therapy. Connecting with the past gives validation and comfort to the person with dementia. Utilize spared capabilities and engage the person using long term memory. This does not place demands on short term memory and is an enjoyable and meaningful activity.
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease anatomy poster discusses the aging brain, dementia and methods of diagnosing AD for patient caregiver education.
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.