Train buffs and colourists will love adding their own hues to this fine fleet of luxury railway cars–from the elegant cars of Europe’s Orient-Express, which catered to passenger comfort with deluxe dining and sleeping cars, to America’s Super Chief that ran on a transcontinental route between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Thirty drawings depict the interiors and exteriors of such famous trains as the multicoloured cars of the Hiawatha, a passenger line traveling between Chicago and Seattle; the observation lounge on the Burlington Zephyr; and a sleeping compartment on New York Central’s famed 20th Century Limited.
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, although it may be most enjoyed by people in the moderate 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.
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