Marjorie P. Lee's certified art therapist, Janet Kempf, helped develop the Inspiring Minds Through Art art therapy program.
In memory care, there are many paths to treatment. What works well to alleviate Alzheimer's symptoms in one person may not work in another, so often the best approach is to throw some proverbial paint at the canvas and see what's effective.
And, here at Marjorie P. Lee in Cincinnati, we’re literally putting paint to canvas with an art therapy program called Inspiring Minds Through Art. Art therapy has long been shown to help generate memories, encourage sharing, increase empathy, decrease anxiety and improve the quality of life of some dementia and post-stroke patients.