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Car for staff use throughout our region
Carpet Cleaning in our offices
Couch/loveseat (no longer than 6 ft.)
Coffee table for the reception area in the Charlottesville office
Office wall paint (and painting)
Flat screen TV
Books and Videos:
Coffee table art books: Not new, those that people have and might want to donate; they need to have color images of artworks that I can cut out of the book (possibly).
"I Remember Better When I Paint",DVD:narrated by Olivia de Havilland (35.50 + shipping)Amazon
A documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are renowned neurologists who explain how creative activities engage areas of the brain that are not damaged or less damaged by the disease and thus help reawaken a sense of personality, identity and dignity.
The personal stories which are related include that of Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer's Disease International, who discusses the experiences of her mother, Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer's and also painted. The DVD also includes seven bonus films: "Organizing an Outing", "Organizing a Creative Workshop", "The Importance of Physical Exercise", "Recreating Social Bonds", "The Hearthstone Method", "The Memory Gardens" and "Art and Care Until the Last Stages". This DVD gives new hope to families, caregivers and people in general as they contemplate ways in which their communities can help cope with Alzheimer's. As author and journalist Gail Sheehy has said: "It shows an entirely new pathway for engaging with a loved one you thought was lost. Price quoted is for private/individual use only.
Currently there is one in stock through Amazon.com Seller ‘French Connections Film’ Price is 35.50 and shipping is 2.98 (38.48)
When Words Have Lost Their Meaning: Alzheimer's Patients Communicate through Art [Hardcover]
Ruth Abraham $55.00 (Amazon)
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