Why are arts and crafts important for seniors? Making and enjoying art helps the brain adapt, restructure, and increase brain capacity. Studies show it can slow memory disorder development and boost communication, brain function, and social interaction in people with dementia.
For those with dementia, creating art brings happiness, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment. It’s a non-verbal means of expression and emotional release.
At Kings Lodge Nursing Home, we value our residents’ mental well-being and witness the positive impact of arts and crafts. From colouring and painting to flower arrangements and knitting, these activities foster a sense of belonging and boost self-esteem, providing our residents with a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.