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Updated: 04/13/2014 08:00:00AM

Food, fashion to benefit art therapy program

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SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER
Art therapist Susan Schmidt shows workshop participants some of the art projects created by dementia patients.

SUN PHOTO BY BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER
Nurse Carol Lucas explains how different patients respond to working with various types of materials.

By BARBARA BEAN-MELLINGER

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While people tend to associate dementia with memory loss, having difficulty communicating and expressing feelings and thoughts is another heartbreaking aspect of the disease.

Caregivers and family members often wish they could unlock the memories and thoughts their patients and loved ones hold.

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