This book outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. Relative to assisted living and dementia-care environments, it details case studies and ideas for using art therapy and encourages increased interactions between older adults in care homes.
Create your own masterpiece on our blank Artists Canvas Board. Suitable for all mediums including oil or acrylic paint or collage. Why not set up your own art group with a still life for everyone to capture in their own unique way. The small size is just right to use on a lap or table top and is lightweight and easy to grip for older hands. Art can be a highly beneficial way to help people relax and distract the mind from anxiety. It is an activity that people of all abilities, including dementia, can enjoy. See our range of paints and brushes including our Chunky Paint Brush for anyone with a weak grip or arthritis who finds it difficult to grip a thin paintbrush. Makes a great low cost activity for care homes, especially with our multibuy offer below: *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Blank Square Kraft Cards, blank for your own design. Use for greetings cards, party invitations or just for creative artwork, so many uses. Generous 13.5cm square (5.5") that will take any paint, felt tip, glue or whatever you fancy. Ideal for care home activity sessions. Why not make some place names ready for a celebration feast? Helps keep boredom at bay. Lovely large pack of 50 cards for groups.
Blank White Cards and Envelopes just waiting for you own design, for birthdays, Christmas, Easter or just about any event you like. Quality 13cm x 18cm (5" x 7") cards that will take paint, felt pens or stick on embellishments. Every care home needs a supply of these alongside their art materials for a speedy activity idea with the minimum of preparation. Anyone with unsteady hands can find using stencils easier for professional results - see below.