Sep 5, 2015

95 Year old Dementia Patient Colors On Her Own!

Dotty lives with Alzheimer's but still engages in activities like coloring.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

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.

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