Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Art tied in with Alzheimers/Dementia

Since I have settled into making so many small atc type cards. I had an idea. Many of you know that I look after my mam who is in the care home with Alzheimers dementia. She is later stage and struggles with being able to do anything but I did notice she loves pictures of babies and small animals. She talks to them. Also she enjoys reading the odd word (although cant read much more than a simple word at a time. ) She loves sparkle and pretty lights (filled her room with them ) and she loves tactile things. I think many sufferers are the same and when you can no longer do simple things, like even a small jigsaw. What do you do with yourself ?

So I put these thoughts together and came up with something I can do which will help. I am going to start creating art cards for dementia. I will call them Visual and tactile cards.   VATC
My intention is to make sets of 20 and see how they are received and if they are helpful. Now all I need is ideas and lots of vintage ideas lol.


This is my first one



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