Innovative Creative Multiple Therapy Methods for Morbidities
Extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners.
Cost programs for older individuals are among the primary problems that European countries face and have to solve
Our project aims to bring about significant benefits, including reduced reliance on medical drugs, cost savings in healthcare, improved patient outcomes, time savings, psychological well-being, improved quality of life, and a focus on trainer proficiency. By leveraging the power of art therapy and prioritizing social inclusion, we aim to create meaningful and lasting positive changes for elderly multimorbid individuals.
Why Art Therapy is Necessary for Elders?
Art therapy is a valuable tool for elders because it provides a means of expression and communication that goes beyond words. As individuals age, they may experience cognitive or physical decline, which can limit their ability to communicate effectively. Art therapy allows elders to express themselves in a non-verbal way, using art materials and techniques to communicate thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This can be especially important for those who may be dealing with loss, grief, or trauma, as the creative process can provide a safe and supportive space to explore difficult emotions.
In addition to promoting self-expression, art therapy can also improve socialization and cognitive function. Creating art in a group setting can foster a sense of community and connection among elders, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness. The creative process can also stimulate the brain, improving cognitive function and potentially slowing down the progression of cognitive decline. Art therapy can be adapted to meet the needs and abilities of each individual, making it a flexible and effective form of therapy for elders. Overall, art therapy can be a valuable resource for promoting the well-being of our aging population.
At the end of the project, we will benefit in several ways:
Reducing the tendency to rely on medical drugs: Through the application of art therapy, we aim to provide alternative and holistic approaches to managing health conditions. By addressing the underlying psychological and emotional aspects of multimorbidity, we can reduce the reliance on medication and promote a more integrated approach to healthcare.
Reducing spending on healthcare: By implementing art therapy as a complementary treatment for elderly multimorbid individuals, we aim to reduce healthcare costs associated with excessive medication use, hospital stays, and frequent doctor visits. This can result in significant cost savings for both individuals and healthcare systems.
Shorter hospital stays and reduced risk of infection: Art therapy interventions can help accelerate the healing process and improve recovery outcomes. By providing personalized applications tailored to the specific needs of each individual, we can contribute to shorter hospital stays, reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections, and improving overall patient outcomes.
Time savings: By incorporating art therapy into the treatment plan, we can save time for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Art therapy sessions can be integrated into the overall care plan, offering a comprehensive and efficient approach to healing and well-being.
Psychological benefits for patients: Art therapy has been shown to have significant psychological benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. By providing a creative outlet and promoting self-expression, we can enhance the mental well-being of elderly multimorbid individuals, improving their overall quality of life.
Improving the quality of life: The primary goal of our project is to improve the quality of life for elderly multimorbid individuals. By incorporating art therapy and focusing on social inclusion, we aim to provide opportunities for personal growth, self-discovery, and enhanced social connections. This can lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying life for the participants.