Would-be artists of all ages are invited to apply their own hues to excellent adaptations of 30 works by renowned 19th-century French Impressionist — among them A Woman with Chrysanthemums, Dancers Resting, The Bellelli Family, The Procession (At the Race Course),The Millinery Shop, and Women Combing Their Hair. Original paintings reproduced in colour.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
This book is suitable for everyone, however it may be most enjoyed by people in themoderate to later stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Click here form more information on choosing an appropriate activity.
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