I want to introduce myself. I am Dominique Boutaud a visual artist and passionate supporter of those with Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner, OMA Certified Art Facilitator, and New Hampshire Arts in Health (AIH) Artist Directory.
The activities I propose are to give art classes in Facilities, Nursing Homes, Assisting Living Houses, as well as patient homes, using the visual arts as creativity to help those with Dementia and Alzheimer Disease.
Creativity is essential for the elderly, particularly for those with Dementia who need to be recognized, respected and believed the way they are.
Opportunities to engage in creative activities and sons lead to a decrease in the behavioral and psychological symptoms of Dementia and positively impact the quality of life for those people living with dementia.
During art classes, they are paired with volunteers engage in activities related to abstract art; they feel a sense of freedom, independence, well-being, and joy.
There is no limit to the positive impact of abstract art, with spontaneity, freedom, and endless possibilities to create with no specific rules, using different materials, textures, and colors for expression.
Abstract creation facilitates self-expression, bringing strength and positivity, along with happiness, self-confidence, inner peace, and serenity.
The final artwork allows the person with dementia to share, be connected with the outside world - family and friends - and feel proud of themselves.
Creativity is key to people living with dementia to improve the quality of their lives.
I will feel honored and extremely proud to bring well-being across art activities to people with dementia in Nursing Homes, Facilities or Assisting Living Houses.