Therapy can be creative

Dianne Shannon, an art therapist in Arizona, spends her time working with people with dementia. With one patient, Shannon tried various art materials – paint, pencils, pastels, and more – but it was only when she tried collage that she saw any results. Prior to picking up collage, the patient couldn’t focus for 15 minutes. After, she could spend hours working on her art.
Phoenix Star, January 29, 2014