Adult coloring books have become so popular that even Crayola is offering Adult Coloring Kits. It's
not surprising that this activity has become so popular because
coloring is an affordable and fun activity you can do just about
anywhere that promotes relaxation, as well as increasing focus, vision
& fine motor skills. This is especially beneficial to those
suffering with Alzheimer's or other dementias. According to the Society
for the Arts in Dementia Care, "A wealth of research has demonstrated
that participation in creative activities promotes health and well-being
by stimulating curiosity and self-evaluation, by encouraging
individuals to express themselves in meaningful ways and by affirming
their dignity and self-worth."
coloring is a great activity for all ages, when considering coloring as
an activity for your senior loved one or someone suffering with
Alzheimer's or other dementias, it's important to present the activity
in an appropriate manner.
to the Alzheimer's Association, "Art projects can create a sense of
accomplishment and purpose. They can provide the person with dementia —
as well as caregivers — an opportunity for self-expression." They also
suggest when planning an art activity for someone with
middle-to-late-stage Alzheimer's to keep these tips in mind:
You can get started coloring today with this free Christmas cardinal coloring page. The Alzheimer's Store also offers coloring books for seniors
with reminiscent topics, which makes for hours of fun and brings back
special memories. Amazon.com also offers appropriate coloring books
featuring State Birds & Flowers, Famous Trains, and Seasonal Nature and Animals.
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