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Arts in Action . Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama VSA arts of Alabama Assisted Living Association of Alabama. Art therapy for dementia patients is believed to release trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.

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Arts in action

Arts in Action

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama

VSA arts of Alabama

Assisted Living Association of Alabama


Arts in action

Art therapy for dementia patients is believed to release trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.


Goals
Goals trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.

  • Learn what it takes “in the real world” to establish and maintain a successful arts program for dementia patients

  • Share this information with ALAA members

  • Hosting an art exhibit at the following ALAA conference


Educational component
Educational Component trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.

  • Regional training

  • Art programming featured at Fall 2010 conference

  • Development of a manual with 36 weeks of art ideas


Art exhibit spring 2011 conference
Art Exhibit Spring 2011 Conference trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.

  • Seasonal artwork

  • Artwork with a story

  • Botanicals

  • Mixed media


Awards
Awards trapped emotions; reduce the depression frequently experienced by patients; and render patients much more sociable and relaxed.

  • Process not Product

  • Size of Community & # of Participants