Considered as one of the best therapeutic activities that aging adults can do, coloring therapy for your loved ones can evoke enjoyment and peace. This method of therapy is great as it helps your loved ones revisit a childhood pastime. This can also be considered as a hobby and has gained traction over the last few years, with many adult coloring books now readily available. These days, adult coloring is no longer viewed as a childish activity, and coloring therapy for seniors continues to grow in popularity.
Benefits of Adult Coloring
Research has shown that those living with dementia, and other memory-related conditions, show positive outcomes when they are immersed in coloring activities. There is a decrease in anxiety and agitation. This is a result of coloring requiring them to concentrate, which might be the reason why they tend to feel relaxed. Coloring activity is also known to reduce stress level, improve mood, promotes socialization and give them a sense of accomplishment, among other benefits.
How can Coloring Therapy Help?
Viewed in a similar vein to meditation, adult coloring relaxes the mind, body, and soul. Coloring engages our loves ones, leading them to focus on a specific task that requires their absolute attention. This is a great way for them to express themselves and gives them an escape from the stresses of everyday life.
- Great family activity: All can benefit from coloring. No matter what your age group is, and if you have anyone in your family who suffers from memory-related conditions, family members should take the opportunity to participate together with them. This can bring your family closer and help focus the mind of your loved ones.
- Sense of accomplishment: For our loved ones who are afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s, coloring can be a stimulating activity. It helps them cope with anxiety and relaxes them. It also can bring back memories of their past, especially if the images are something that they are familiar with.
- Improve hand-eye coordination: Coloring is a great way to improve the motor skills of our loved ones. As they age, they tend to lose grip control and dexterity. Coloring helps them to strengthen those skills in a fun and engaging manner.
- Outlet for self-expression: There is no right or wrong when it comes to coloring. It is a way for your loved ones to be creative and express themselves freely. There are no rules and that is what makes coloring great for aging adults.
Why Choose Discovery Commons At Wildewood
Having an activity that the whole family can do together is great for your loved ones. It helps them to find a new meaning in life. Coloring has shown that no matter how hard life is for the elderly, it is a way for them to find relaxation and peace. Worried about your loved ones being home alone? Consider letting your loved ones stay at a community home. Discovery Commons At Wildewood is the place to be. We have many living programs on offer, with state-of-the-art amenities and daily activities. With team members always on hand to give a hand, we are sure that your loved ones will feel right at home here. Schedule a tour with us now.