I meet with people living with dementia in their homes. Perhaps you are living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, have Parkinson's disease, or are recovering from a stroke. I will greet you with warmth and a smile. Together, we will work to identify your strengths and make art together. I find that most people have more "little c" creativity than they know, and are craving a path to express themselves in a meaningful way.
Arts & Dementia
People living with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease may feel they have nothing left to look forward to in life. The creative arts provide a way to continue to live a meaningful life by embracing strengths rather than focusing on what is lost. As an art therapist, I will listen with compassion when you express difficult emotions, and I will laugh with you when you need to laugh. "Art" can mean a lot of things. I have many tools in my toolbox-- comics, painting, felting, puppetry, improv, collage, videomaking, weaving, altered books, and more. I will work with you to find the type of art processes and projects that will best help you meet your goals. What are those goals? That's up to you. Maybe you want to feel happier, resolve past conflicts, fight against ageism, or share your stories. Whatever the focus, we can talk to see if I am a good fit for you, your parent, spouse, or loved one. If it is difficult for you to leave your home, I will come to you for our sessions-- whether you live in a private residence, assisted living, or skilled nursing community.