Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Color ideas for those with dementia

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In an article i am writing for Activity Director Today I said I would reveal some ideas for a discussion and simple experiments about color.

Here is a brief exercpt

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Our baby likes to look at bright, colorful toys when he wakes up.......

......Color ideas--Let’s name some colors.
Let’s name some things that are usually blue (or any color). Continue as long as the interest lasts. Remember: give help as needed which may include giving a choice of two.
What is your favorite color?
What colors do you think [another participant who is shy or non-verbal] likes? I think[another participant]likes red because (s)he is wearing a red shirt today.

What happens if we mix two colors, like yellow and blue(or any combination of colors)? Mix colors as long as there is interest and time.
Let’s find out! [Leader should have paints and paper on hand and provide a demonstration or directions for the activity.]

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