I volunteer at a seniors home in the memory care unit working with clients with Dementia. It amazes me what art can do in this situation. There was a man who just arrived on this unit and he was very confused. One of the workers suggested that he would be a good person to try to get engaged. He was very confused and wanted to go home and kept mentioning that he has paints at home and I was like well we have paints here why don't we paint right now. It took a while but I finally got him to sit down and gave him some paint to paint a ceramic eagle that had been sitting with the craft supplies for a long time. I was already working with three ladies on another paint project. Anyways he started to paint and he settled right down and really got into it. He seemed to calm down and for that short period of time he didn't seem so confused. Another lady got so into painting she did not want to stop. It was time to clean up and she said I could paint forever. Everything I do I have a plan going in but I kind of let it go from there. It's amazing once you get people started with art how it just happens. Some people get into it more then others. The one lady just loved watching me do silly stuff with paint. Nothing like making someone laugh because you paint your hand in paint and put a handprint on there paper and then offer to paint there hand and she's like no and I'm like should I paint my hand another colour and she is like yes. She seemed fascinated just watching me paint simple things. I kept trying to prompt her to paint herself but she didn't want to but she seemed very engaged when I was just playing with paint and doing very basic stuff with paint. This shows me that even watching someone else do art can be therapeutic. I am just very grateful I have the chance to use something I am passionate about...Art to help other people.