How painting by numbers can improve the quality of life of older people
by Julie World Paint by Number on November 09, 2020
Every hobby has great positive potential in the health of our loved ones who gave us life, our older family members. Painting by numbers is one of the easiest and most rewarding art forms today.
Of course, as we get older, our preference for simpler tasks increases. And that's where painting by numbers comes in.
Number painting is a simple guided task to do that features numbered shapes on a surface.
All the painter needs to do is paint each shape in a way guided by numbers and this is where it gets most interesting, each number on the surface corresponds to a certain color of paint.
The colors by numbers can vary from screen to screen, this will be a challenging and very interesting factor.
However simple it may be, this process is crucial for the mental health of our elderly. The combination of colors, shapes and numbers not only helps them to identify and organize visual information, but also improves their memory. This is one of the ways to overcome possible diseases of memory.
No one doubts how much fun it is to paint by numbers, not to mention the incredible art it produces. Today we will bring you why painting by numbers can be an incredible time for our elderly.
The practice of painting encourage the folks to have a glimpse at their emotional states. It will assist you to realize the emotions with the help of such a beautiful artwork that will guide you with all the things like what type of color to be painted in particular columns. It will improve your mood and will connect you to the like-minded people.
Art is a fantastic way to reduce stress. Results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association found that just 45 minutes of creative activity can reduce your stress, regardless of artistic experience or talent.
Art has been used for centuries to help people express what they cannot put into words. And across the country, art is increasingly being used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease. The process of making art, and appreciating art, not only may be helpful to anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, but to those who care for them as well.
Research suggests that artistic engagement may help to ease common behavioral symptoms of dementia like anxiety, agitation and depression. It may also boost mood and self-esteem, and possibly help stimulate memory.
Provides an outlet for self-expression
Whether seeing art in a museum or taking simple pleasure in putting the brush on the canvas, art has a way of freeing our need for self-expression by communicating in ways that words cannot always describe. Art has been used for centuries to help people express what they cannot put into words.
Helps to maintain motor function
Working with a brush or small tool helps develop fine motor skills (small muscle control). While working on large sheets of paper or at the easel helps develop large muscle control (Gross Motor skills).
Despite not having an accelerated routine, the elderly can also feel stressed, painting by numbers can be a way to occupy a spare time and relieve tension, promotes mindfulness and requires concentration. Painting by numbers can crucially stimulate skills that we lose over our lifetime.
Provides a sense of accomplishment
The elderly will be proud and feel fulfilled when they see a finished painting made by themselves, this will serve as a motivation to stay active in the painting.
And to motivate us all, see below the painting by numbers completed by a dear customer, Thomas Teeple, resident in Florida, United States of America.