What does Art Therapy Involve?
Art therapy is a meaningful activity, which Dementia UK tell us can include “a range of things from the usual tasks of daily life, such as, cooking, cleaning, gardening, self-care, through to activities which engage…”
Because dementia can cause people to withdraw into themselves and to become isolated from activities and interactions that they used to enjoy, providing meaningful activities can stimulate the emotions of enjoyment that were gained from those activities. If the activity was enjoyed when they were younger they may still have the ability to access those memories and have an understanding of what they used to do, but even if that isn’t the case, they may be able to ‘feel’ the positive emotional benefit and enjoy the process nonetheless. This can lead to various benefits.