Improved communication can be the most widespread and important benefit from art therapy for Alzheimer’s patients. Experts say that creative expression, especially for those who no longer have the ability to community verbally, ‘remains an important part of the human experience’.
As verbal language declines, patients can express themselves freely through art that they may not have otherwise been able to. Art therapy was found to be effective especially when treating emotional and behavioral challenges. It helps Alzheimer’s patients to express thoughts and feelings in a healthy way and let go of some negative emotions. Even if the person with Alzheimer’s cannot remember creating the art, they are creating meaning and enjoyable moments.
At Private Home Care we understand the obstacles and challenges of losing the ability to communicate for both the Alzheimer’s patient as well as for their family. We are here to educate, support, and take the best care of your loved ones. Art therapy may be a great tool to help!