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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