“A hollow woman,” says one man with Alzheimer’s. “An empty-headed woman,” says another. “What a sexy broad!” he continues.
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This dovetails nicely with our recent discussion on the importance of keeping persons living with Alzheimer's active, attached to the world, and socialized.
Art, and the a visit to an art museum, is important not only to the person living with Alzheimer's, but also to the Alzheimer's caregiver.
This is one very effective way to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Importantly, you don't have to worry about the weather.
Did I mention bright light?
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Here is a paragraph from the article that stood out.
A New York University study of the MoMA program found other benefits: a boost in self-worth and positive mood that can last several days after a program for the one with Alzheimer’s. And caregivers? Researchers discovered they feel less isolated by socializing with others also dealing with Alzheimer’s. Plus, they’re doing something for themselves–remember, they’re not the best at that taking-care-of-themselves thing.
The article also had a link to Max Wallack's article, Art Museums Offer Programs for Alzheimer's Patients.
And, reminded me of Artist for Alzheimer's (ARTZ).
To read the AARP article go here.
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