Art stimulates conversation with Alzheimer’s patients

This Cape Cod Times story on the Art & Alzheimer’s Initiative includes a list of questions to ask Alzheimer’s patients when looking at art.

One of the first things that Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of is the ability to remember words and communicate with language. Fortunately, there are alternative techniques that family members and caregivers can learn using nonverbal and symbolic cues.

With that in mind, Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands began a pilot program called the Arts & Alzheimer’s Initiative last year that uses art to trigger memories and create a new form of communication.

via Art stimulates conversation with Alzheimer’s patients | CapeCodOnline.com.

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