It can be difficult to suffer with Alzheimer’s. And it can be difficult to find the motivation to participate in activities with your family and friends. But journalist Maria Shriver has collaborated with neuropsychologists, psychologists and even nursing home residents to help those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
“Color Your Mind” is a coloring book with a variety of uplifting images that inspires those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to connect, create and reflect. Each page also contains information that is helpful in the areas of social connection, exercise, nutrition, sleep and more, all the factors that lead to a fulfilling and more independent life.
The coloring book is an activity that can bring those with Alzheimer’s, their family and their caregivers together to connect and add socialization to their daily routine. It is beneficial to encourage the feeling of accomplishment and to also encourage goals. This activity can be a way to include these two at the same time, while also using it as a great outlet for self-expression.
The introduction of the book better explains how the coloring book can help those impacted by Alzheimer’s. But it is important to remember that is never the end result. The important this in that process of trying something new and engaging. Plus, it is something that encourages connects with others.
Maria Shriver has been a voice for spreading Alzheimer’s awareness and knowledge after her father, Sargent Shriver, was diagnosed in 2003. He passed away in 2011 and Shriver has continued her mission to give those with Alzheimer’s more of a voice.
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