Such a lovely craft ... inexpensive, easy to do and so so pretty!!
Art Therapy is such an important part of our life now!
Since introducing arts & crafts into our daily routine over two years ago, I have found it has had great benefits for my mum. She is happier, less agitated and has a purpose to every day now.
Our latest project is stone and shell craft and we have made some beautiful paper weights!!
We collect our stones from a local river ...
Then using different media ... acrylic paint, nail varnish and glitter we start to transform our stones!
We have also been decorating shells!
My mum loves pretty things and she is in her element using glitter!
We have found glittered nail varnish is easiest for her to apply.
Felt tip pens can be used to create pretty patterns on the shells.
My mum is so proud of her creations and she loves to give them away ... to doctors, nurses, friends ... in fact anyone who admires them!!
I believe Art Therapy can definitely improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s.
triggers memories and allows creative expression.
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