Art therapy gives patients a new voice

Cognitive Art Therapy with Home Care Assistance
Cognitive Art Therapy with Home Care Assistance

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) ArtPrize brings art from around the world to Grand Rapids, but art can be more than something to look at. Home Care Assistance uses art as a form of therapy

The Cognitive Art Therapy program at Home Care Assistance helps people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Caregivers go into patients’ homes and bring activities that help stimulate their creativity and motor skills. The projects give people the opportunity to be creative with different materials in bright colors that make it fun and bring back memories.

Cognitive Art Therapy can help delay the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s and helps the patient regain more familiarity. It also enhances their physical and emotional well-being.

To learn more about Cognitive Art Therapy and other programs by Home Care Assistance, call (616) 243-0835 or visit their website. They are offering one-hour sessions if you call in before the end of ArtPrize.

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