Comments on: Art Therapy Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Improve Memory http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Lani Whitley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-326407 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:47:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-326407 I’m interested in getting some training in art therapy. I’ve been an art teacher for almost 20 years, and my husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers almost 2 years ago. I’m considering the possibility of doing art therapy so I can spend more time with my husband Kevin. I have to organize his days now so I can go to school, so I’d like to be able to work with him more, and perhaps others, since I’ve always loved art and sharing it with my students.

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By: Jenny Hannah http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-325701 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:14:40 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-325701 Hi Robin, I can’t speak particularly for Dr. Bresky, but Art Therapy is an approach in the field of mental health. It’s not based in one theoretical orientation, though it does lend itself to narrative therapy quite well. Any theory can be woven into the process of art therapy, some more fluidly than others, namely those of the post-modern schools.

Training in the materials and consideration of which medium to use is a strong part of the process, as well as a high consideration for the art process in regards to mindfulness. If you have a chance to attend a workshop with an art therapist, this would be of most benefit!

Some art therapists are more interpretive, and some more process oriented. These are basically the two ends–with many in-between places to land– in the rich arena of art therapy! Good luck!

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By: Rachel http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-42393 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:28:15 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-42393 I wonder if anyone can offer any insights into how to offer art therapy to older clients who suffer from a lot of shaking in their hands, I work primarily with older clients many of whom have lost the ability to write or knit easily and yet this was so much a part of who they were.

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By: robin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-7790 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:14:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-7790 I am very interested in learning more about art interventions with dementia patients. Can you tell me what theory art therapy is based on?

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By: Laurie Foster http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-7504 Fri, 06 May 2011 18:50:17 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-7504 Interested in names of expressive art therapists in Sarasota, FL who provide private sessions to alzheimers patients in their homes or would come out to our agency in Sarasota, Fl to do a workshop for seniors.

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By: Misty Summer Stage http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-6942 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:38:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-6942 I would love some advise on how to make the elder happy, and connected through art,if it be painting, music, cooking, feeling alive again!30 yrs.M.S.S.

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By: Marilena karetta http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-5745 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:10:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-5745 I am a Dance Therapist working in Greece and I worke with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. So I can see all the time the bennefits and how muth the use of the body- movement- as it hapenns also in Art and Dance Therapies- the symbolism and the patterns have the abillity to connect different parts and levels of the human beeing, like left-right side of the brain,feelling- thinking-sencing etc.
So I think and hope that, with researtch,very soon we would be able to proove the privension for this vonnerable population.

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By: Julia B Riley, Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-5558 Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:29:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-5558 I worked at the bedside in a hospice setting as an expressive arts facilitator and some of my clients have dementia. As a nurse, studying expressive arts I have spent 10 years taking classes, workshops etc to find simple processes that are invitations to creative expression. My new book, Art in Small Spaces…art at the bedside, is a guide book with 35 such invitations, which can give ideas for work with a variety of clients. It is also available as an E-book in pdf form that can be sent via email. For more info, my email is julia@constantsource.com For people in the Sarasota, FL area, I teach a one day class with the same title at Ringling College of Art and Design. We have several local groups of expressive artists that meet monthly to share processes. We have so much to teach each other. Thanks for your blog!

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By: Mary Muir, M.Ed. http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-5498 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:16:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-5498 I also do work with Dementia patients using expressive arts modalities and would love to get more info on this work – and and idea how to intergrate his process in my work -how can I reach him to get more info?

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By: Esther http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-4793 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:42:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-4793 Did anybody get some specific art therapy activities that can be used?

Thanks

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By: Susan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-2968 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 10:06:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-2968 Where can i get a sample of Dr Bresky’s art activities for people with dementia. I work with those who have mild to severe dementia. My budget is small but my need is great
Please help
Susan

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By: Tomas http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-2878 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:34:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-2878 I noticed quite interesting thing: my involvement in art helps me to stay in peace with myself, transforms all personal problems into the images, which colors gladden my eyes and thus make the words the riddles.
Art therapy nourishes the dreams,improves the visions and heals by teaching the patients to focus on what’s beautiful here and now. It looks as a freedom from memory – as the new birth.
Therefore I was confused to read about the improvement of … memory.

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By: Alicia V Fahr http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-2861 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 05:56:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-2861 I, too, am doing art therapy with dementia patients. In fact, my entire Adult Day Service is dedicated to doing art with dementia patients in order to create new neurological pathways in the brain and enhance memory. How can I get in touch with Dr. Bresky?

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By: Margaret McGuinness http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-2681 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:09:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-2681 Thank you for this article! I am an Art Therapist working with TBI/Substance Abuse adults and see the transformations through art and music in our program. Some of our clients have dementia as a result of their brain injury and they continue to draw and paint everyday. I am so grateful we can offer these therapies to our clients. Thanks for your blog, I love your articles and comments.

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By: R Minton http://www.arttherapyblog.com/art-therapy-seniors/art-therapy-helps-alzheimers-patients-improve-memory/#comment-2649 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:29:05 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=159#comment-2649 What were the exact activities used by Dr. Bresky?

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