Creative Connections in Dementia Care™
By Rev. Katie Norris and Jennifer Brush
This book was named a Silver Award Winner from the 2016 National Health Information Awards. The National Health Information Awards honor the nation’s best consumer health programs and materials.
Creativity is preserved in dementia long after other abilities are lost, so that making art provides rich opportunities for meaningful engagement for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Creative Connections in Dementia Care™ provides care partners with the knowledge and easy-to-follow steps they need to successfully implement art projects in a group or one-on-one setting—and no art experience is required!
Written for anyone who cares for a person with dementia—family members, friends, and professionals—this how-to manual is packed with guidance to help enhance communication, interactions, task breakdown, and problem-solving efforts while also encouraging the abilities of each participant.
People with dementia enjoy valuable benefits when they actively engage in a creative activity:
- stress is reduced
- memories can be accessed
- mood and self-esteem are elevated
- a sense of personal identity and achievement is experienced
To help create these opportunities, Creative Connections in Dementia Care™ provides 10 basic art project “recipes,” detailing supplies, instructions, and activity modifications, as well as colorful, step-by-step photographs that show how to demonstrate and lead the activity for the person with dementia. Each art activity is failure-free and does not require memory skills to complete.
Bring joy and a powerful sense of connection to the lives of people experiencing dementia with this one-of-a-kind guide!
“Creative Connections in Dementia Care™: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication is one of the most informative and practical books on how to engage creatively with those living with dementia that I have run across; and I review a lot of books! I love how easy the book is to use. The boxes with punch lists of how’s and why’s, along with pictures that guide you, simplify the process and get a person excited about trying something new. The personal stories touch the heart. I wish this book would have been around when my mother had dementia.”
Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks
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