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Do I need an art therapist?

Navigating the Canvas: Understanding the Differences Between Art Therapy, Art Class, and Creative Coaching Creativity is being increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for personal growth and expression and there are a few avenues one can choose from to help you...

Dementia and Hallucinations

Dementia and Hallucinations

What are hallucinations? When we hear the word hallucination, that can feel scary. What are hallucinations and why does my mother with Alzheimer's disease say someone is at her window?Basically, hallucinations are when your brain misfires. The misfire gives us a falso...

What are the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

What are the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Humans love order. As a way to make sense on our world, we want to categorize and put things into neat little boxes. Especially when we are hit with big, life changing events. Such as a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. So it is no wonder in order to help ourselves...

Depression in Dementia

Depression in Dementia

"Can people with dementia even get depressed?"   Depression in older adults is often missed and goes untreated even though it is easily treatable and can improve the person's quality of life and even their dementia symptoms. In this post, I dive in and tell you...

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