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How Art Therapy Helps People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's and Dementia disintegrate the ability to use language as a form of self-expression during the onset. When the diseases progressively worsen, a severe decline in thought processes makes communication and memory inaccessible. Brain activity becomes compromised due to less blood flow to the vital organ. Art therapy has uncovered artistic abilities that are preserved, despite the decrease of short-term memory loss and increase of confusion these life altering diseases manifest. Artistry … Continue reading...

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A Thanksgiving Art Therapy Exercise For Groups or Individuals: Thank You Cards

All too often we focus on the negative aspects of our relationship with food, and our bodies. We forget that we may have developed some of our attitudes and actions for reasons that, at the time, were the best coping strategies we could come up with. Eventually we may outgrow these strategies or they may become inappropriate and, at times, self destructive. We intellectually know that it is time to let them go, but process takes time. In the meantime, it is important not to vilify yourself … Continue reading...

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