Dec 8, 2017 by Garrett Sullivan
Do you remember when you were younger that feeling that came over you when you would pick up a crayon and start to color in your book? Coloring was fun for you, it helped relax you, and it melted away any stress that you may have felt at the time. Your loved one’s in home elder care team wants you to know that coloring does the same for your senior. Coloring is a form of medication and seniors are able to choose the colors they want, what pictures they want to color, and their minds are transported to a place of calm and tranquility.
Your loved one’s in home elder care team recommends that you do introduce your loved one to coloring book activities, as they will help to improve their cognitive abilities. Seniors often do not stick with hobbies they once loved, and they do not pick up any new ones. A sedentary lifestyle with too much downtime can lead to memory loss.
Coloring books are a wonderful way for you to encourage your loved one to tell a story. In home elder care professionals say that every color your loved one chooses tells a story and their life can come to life through the coloring book. You will be able to engage with your loved one in conversation about their artwork as well.
Your senior can benefit from crayons and coloring books and you will notice a difference over time. Your loved one’s in home elder care provider can help you choose an appropriate coloring book for your beloved senior based on his or her tastes and also difficulty level.
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