Dementia and Alzhiemers coloring in book
In recent years, the health benefits of coloring have been explored and studied. Seniors, especially those with dementia and alzhiemers, greatly benefit from neurological stimulation, and coloring in is one of the ways to achieve this much needed brain exercise. The benefits found throughout numerous studies may include:
Reduction of stress and anxiety
Improved motor skills and vision
Improved sleep and focus
Decision making skills
It is important to note however, that different activities will work and be favoured by those with dementia differently - that is - some may love coloring, while others may hate it.
This coloring book has been developed specifically for individuals with Dementia and Alzheimers, as well as any other seniors looking for a coloring in activity book.
How does this book differ from other coloring books:
This book only contains simple shapes and patterns. Rather than being specific objects or animals etc, this book contains shapes and patterns that encourage decision making - How can I make this page look good?
Use of thick lines, making it easier for seniors to 'stay in the lines'
Each page is repeated twice. For those who use the book in order, carers and family members will be able to track progress (I.e Coloring in may be messy to begin with, but improve throughout the book indicating improvement in cognitive function. Conversely, coloring in may be clean to begin with, and slowly get less coherent, indicating a decline in your loved ones health and indicating the need for greater assistance and care levels)
It is recommended that a schedule is developed with these activities, to provide further structure to your loved one or patient. This may include a certain goal to meet (E.g. 1 Page per day) or an allocated time slot to color in. Consistency is key to improvement.
60 Coloring in pages (30 designs repeated twice)
Single sided print, allowing for use of texta and ink pen and preventing bleed through
Perfect bound book
8.5 x 11 inch