Using art to connect the heart and mind of individuals living
with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
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Art Services

Through the design and implementation of inclusive programming,
we have discovered new ways in which the arts can measurably improve
the quality of life for people living with dementia.

The benefits of creative engagement
among participants include an increase in
* Life quality
* Self-esteem
* Social inclusion
* Emotional connectedness
* Positive mood
 


EXPRESSIVE PAINTING
Painting workshops that aim to create "failure-free" art experiences in a social setting for people living with all levels of dementia.  By setting each person up for success, we have the opportunity to build self-esteem, confidence and purpose.

 

STAINED GLASS PAINTING
Participants of all levels are given the opportunity to paint on prepared glass pieces that serve as the "stained glass".  Opportunities for choice are given through the shapes, paint brush size and paint colors, so that each participant is in charge of their own project.  Once the pieces are dry, they are adhered to a window to create a stained glass effect for the community.  Attached are a few examples.  It's a wonderful, dignified, social community project that's designed to be "failure free".

ART REFLECTIONS
Through the use of vibrant photo imagery and innovative technology, we will explore an array of beautiful paintings and photographs projected on a large screen, creating an expressive art experience.  Designed for those living with memory challenges and their care partners, participants will have the opportunity to guide the direction of the presentation based on what inspires them most.  The group is then encouraged to share their ideas and story telling as interpreted through the art.  By incorporating art as a form of comfort care, we open nurturing gateways for encouragement, memory recollection and self-expression.

ART HISTORY
Vibrant and beautiful paintings are projected onto a large screen, accompanied by life stories of the famous artists such as Van Gough, Renoir, Toulousse Lautrec, Degas and Mary Cassett.  The group is encouraged to share their ideas and stories according to what they see in the art, as we compare those ideas with that of the original artist.
ONE ON ONE
Personalized, individual sessions for people living with Alzheimer’s, coupled with private coaching for families and care partners. We work together to integrate creativity into daily lives, adding inspiration and enrichment to normal routines

CREATIVE INFUSION
Development and facilitation of signature creative and life enrichment programs for assisted living communities and adult day centers.

Art programming can include:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Poetry
  • Creative library development
  • Art and cultural outing coordination and accompaniment
  • Music sessions
  • Sensory therapy
  • Photo imagery
  • Personalized memory books
  • Life quality baskets
  • Community service projects
  • Staff mentoring

 

 

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