I’ve been a care worker for the last 21 years looking after people with Dementia and other related diseases. Looking after people with such harrowing diseases can be extremely challenging and somewhat rewarding. I have started art classes in work to help Dementia sufferers express how they feel through painting. When people with this disease lose their verbal skills, research has it that they can express through art! I am in the midst of setting up a charity to fund the cause so if anyone has any art materials to donate then please feel free;-) Painting helps me relax and i find it very therapeutic , although my work isn’t quite the best and certainly room for improvement, i am enjoying my new found skill! Once i have my art collection from my clients i will be opening an exhibition and charity day- to help raise funds for the people who suffer from this horrendous condition! Without getting out the “Begging Bowl” could people please donate materials as it all goes to help fund the cause.
I have just finished at university, figured i’d take a year out to fund raise and register my own charity and maybe re-think my degree and train to be an art therapist, Who knows were my life will lead but will get pure justification in helping these people… Watch this space!