Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer's and the People Who Love Them
Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer's and the People Who Love is an innovative book filled with both information and inspiration. In a category all its own, Color Your Mind is the first and only coloring book created specifically for people with Alzheimer's.
Authored by award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and Alzheimer's advocate Maria Shriver, this book was developed with insights from caregivers, neurologists, psychologists, and, of course, people with Alzheimer's. Color Your Mind is a resource for caregivers, family, and friends to help forge communication and connection with people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
Each coloring page is accompanied by relevant information and prompts to help people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers to create, connect, and reflect. Color Your Mind is unique in that it connects coloring with helpful information about wellness, social connection, nutrition, exercise, moving the mind, and sleep--all valuable lessons for a fulfilling, balanced life.
The activities, images, and approach in Color Your Mind were developed and refined through visits to nursing homes and memory care facilities. These visits and interactions also informed the selection of cheerful, inspiring coloring images throughout the book.
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-- the Today Show, NBC "This coloring book fills an unmet need and it can facilitate meaningful time and interactions between people with Alzheimerʼs, their family members, and caregivers."
-- Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Alzheimerʼs Prevention Clinic, Cornell Medical College "The thought and work that has gone into it are very obvious. Itʼs so important to find activities that can be engaging for family members and patients. Itʼs very well done and I can see the care, concern and beauty coming through on this project!"
-- Robin Ketelle, Cognitive Psychology, Emotion, Developmental Psychology R.N., University of California, SF I am very impressed with the layout of the book. The creative ideas, formats, and the simple yet captivating projects are adequate for the clients you are reaching out to. Color Your Mind allows for individual creativity and it also encourages care-givers and families to become involved. Bonding through coloring, drawing, music, crafting, laughing, as well as, a positive sense of humor provide an unthreatening atmosphere for dementia, or Alzheimer's patients to live, love and flourish.
-- Sister Conchessa Johnston, Director at Memory Care Center, University of The Incarnate Word