95 Year old Dementia Patient Colors On Her Own!

Think Van and Gogh. Jeannemarie and Dotty create a wonderful surprise.

Persons living with dementia are capable of more than we can imagine.

Our good friend Jeannemarie came into town and she bought Dotty a coloring book, crayons, and colored pencils. I really had no idea what to expect.

What happened next truly amazed me.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Jeannemarie sat down with Dotty, grabbed a crayon, and started demonstrating to Dotty how to color between the lines. Jeanmarie then received a call on her cell phone and left Dotty alone for a while. When she returned Dotty was coloring away on her own.

Instead of crayons, Dotty picked up two colored pencils and was using them alternately to color a butterfly.

When Jeannemarie saw this she ran down to our place and yelled, grab your camera and hurry. I did as requested and much to my surprise Dotty was coloring away as I arrived on the scene.

Once again, and as usual, all I can say is, more there. I really didn't expect to see what I saw.

Thanks to Jeannemarie for thinking of mom, and for being the catalyst to this surprising series of events.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room