Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on Alzheimer’s screens in Palm Coast, Florida August 2015

Documentary on creative activities in dementia will be shown 31 August in Palm Coast, Florida. Pop by if you are in the area!

I Remember Better When I Paint

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens on August 31, 2015 in Palm Coast, Florida hosted by the  Palm Coast Arts Foundation in partnership with Florida Hospital Flagar, the Flagler County Art League and the Central and North Florida of the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: Monday, August 31, 2:00 pm
Where: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway (south entrance, classrooms A&B)
Registration: There is no cost to attend, however pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Please contact the Palm Coast Arts Foundation at (386) 263-2991 or to secure your reservation.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and…

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Coloring as a purposeful activity

This post highlights a new series of coloring books FOR ADULTS that has been published! Although I am in my 30’s, I quite enjoy coloring and the smell of crayons. I even have a thoughtful and young-at-heart friend who has sent me coloring books and crayons as presents 🙂 But, the deeper message here is about creative play and art as a therapeutic medium.

While these coloring books might be a bit too busy or intricate for someone with dementia or dexterity problems (Parkinson’s, MS, arthritis), they show us that we are never too old to be creative and that this should be fostered.

If you’re looking for something a bit more appropriate for someone with dementia, I suggest taking a look at Memories Coloring Books, coloring books for adults (including books with muscle cars, dogs, fruit and veggies, boats, etc.) through Zest Dementia & Aged Care, or learning more about creative activities in dementia care through Best Alzheimer’s Products.

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