International Creativity Month – Helping Your Elderly Loved One Open Up to Their Creative Side

Elderly Care Olney, MD: International Creativity Month
Elderly Care Olney, MD: International Creativity Month

Creativity is one thing that people of all ages can relate to. From a very early age, people are wired to be creative. This is mostly because being creative teaches a person to explore and learn. However, as a person gets older, they often lose their enthusiasm to be creative. Thankfully, there are many ways to revive a passion for creativity. As a family caregiver, you and elderly care providers can help your elderly loved one open up to their creative side once again. Keep reading to learn how you can achieve this.  

Art and Creativity 

Art is usually one of the first things that come to a person’s mind when they think about creativity. This is because, at a young age, we are taught how to color, paint, and even make sandcastles. The fact is that art is one of the most popular ways to show creativity. This is why you might want to start encouraging your elderly loved one to use an adult coloring book. This can help them relax and de-stress. Many elderly people are finding a lot of comfort from this type of creative activity. You can find these books online or in almost any department store all over the country.  

Music and Creativity  

Your elderly loved one might find pleasure in listening to music. They might even want to use their creativity to learn how to play an instrument. Have they always wanted to learn how to play the piano? If so, now would be the perfect time for them to take piano lessons. How about a guitar? Many music stores offer guitar lessons. Learning how to play an instrument is a very creative thing to do. It also helps improve brain function and can be extremely fun. You or an elderly care provider can take your elderly loved one to music lessons.  

Writing and Creativity 

Writing is one of the most popular creative activities. It has been around for thousands of years. The best thing with writing is that a person doesn’t have to be a master to undertake a writing project. All your elderly loved one needs is to have a basic understanding of language and the written word. They can use a computer or even just a pen and paper to make a creative writing masterpiece. As a family caregiver, you and elderly care providers may want to ask your loved one this question – what do you want to write about? Together, you and your elderly loved one, can make a list of things they might be interested in writing about. Some ideas might include the following: 

  • Life history 
  • Hobbies 
  • Fiction  
  • Their family 

The idea is to come up with several ideas that might inspire your elderly loved one. The main thing is to remind your loved one to write about anything they want. Soon, their creativity will be flowing.  

Conclusion 

It is always fun to explore your creative side. Today might just be the day that your elderly loved one finds the encouragement to draw on their creative passions. You and elderly care providers can help them to find the perfect creative activity today.  

If you or an aging loved-one is considering Elderly Care Olney, MD please contact the caring staff at Just Divine Home Care Agency today at (301) 219-1585. 

Sources 

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/creativity-month/

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