May 16th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
From the time you were a small child, there’s one thing that always provided you entertainment — coloring. While you may have just been running a crayon across construction paper back then, there are a ton of products on the market now that offer more complex but fun images to color. When it comes to their well-being, adults coloring books can be very beneficial for seniors.
The Benefits of Adult Coloring Books for Seniors
Coloring is Social
While it’s perfectly fine for seniors to color on their own, this activity can also be a social one done with friends. Seniors can compare images, discuss their design choice over beverages and snacks, and make future plans with other artists they’ve met.
Coloring Reduces Stress
One of the main reasons these adult coloring books first became popular is because coloring offered adults a way to relieve their stress from everyday responsibilities. Using adult coloring books can give seniors the opportunity to relieve their stress from medical treatments or loneliness.
Coloring Exercises Your Brain
Even though coloring is a pretty simple task, it makes the brain focus on a specific activity and enhances seniors’ creativity through the colors they choose and the designs they create.
Coloring Can Help Dementia
Studies have show that coloring can have a positive effect on dementia prevention since the brain can connect memories to the designs since the act of coloring allows multiple parts of your brain to connect, strengthening your mind.
Coloring is Expressive
Sometimes, as you age, you can feel as though you don’t have as much room for personal expression. Adult coloring books provide a great outlet to allow seniors to express their creativity and feel special via the design they chose, the colors they use, and so on.
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