The simple act of painting a canvas is both interesting and soothing for a person who is living with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. Most people have a memory of painting something (a wall or piece of furniture) in the past, and there is no right or wrong way to do it on the canvas. It is easy to be successful and relaxing to do something repetitive.
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HERE IS WHAT YOU’ NEED:
- LARGE WHITE CANVAS: (It should be smaller than the width of the table you are working on)
I used a 30″ X 40″ canvas from Amazon and it was a great size for two people to paint on opposite sides of the table. You could use any size really. The size I used took my seniors about 45 minutes to cover. It depends on the brush and the capabilities of each person.
- ACRYLIC PAINT: I used aqua because blues and greens are calm and relaxing but any color is fine.
PAINT BRUSH: 1″ Craft Brush. Do NOT use the foam ones as they often break when moving back and forth in a painting motion.
SAFETY NOTE: Acrylic paint is water-based and does not come out of clothing or fabric but washes off hands and most smooth surfaces. It goes onto the canvas better than washable paint though. Obviously, use caution as it would be dangerous if ingested.