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Treating Alzheimer's with Art
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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:53 PM
Joined: 1/14/2015
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Originally posted by: SusieK24

This article lists some unusual and innovative ways of treating Alzheimer's, through painting, gardening, and even museum tours. These treatments seem really successful in helping caregivers connect to patients.

http://www.healthymagination.c.../the-art-of-therapy/

Does anyone have similar stories that relate?

Thanks,
Susie Smiler
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:53 PM
Originally posted by: SusieK24

Thanks Mimi!

Looks like this is the link for the "Memories in the Making" art program, in case others are interested as well.

http://www.alz.org/oc/in_my_community_10849.asp
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:53 PM
Originally posted by: Johanna C.

Hello Susie: Do you have a loved one with dementia? I ask because I didn't find any other writing to indicate that you did, but we would not want to let you down if you have caregiving issues or needs.

We would like to know you a bit better and what your challenges may be.

This is a wonderful supportive online community and you will find much information here. We look forward to getting to know you better.

Johanna C.
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Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:53 PM
Originally posted by: Mimi S.

Susie, Welcome to our Boards.
That's a great link.
There are some Alzheimer Assoc. chapters across the country involved in 'Memories in the Making.", where in a group, like in the above link, with an artist, to produce work based on memories. Again, very effective. Google it. Also in the link is word about the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA's) weekly time for Alzheimer's patients. Again a program that is available in many museums across the country. Music, Art and Movement offer much to help our Alzheimer's patients. Thanks for the post Susie.