A Candid Conversation with Kim Campbell on the Rhinestone Cowboy, Alzheimer's and Living Life as a Caregiver

Feb 25, 2016 1:00 PM ET

Originally published on the Huffington Post

In her article, art therapist Angel Duncan describes her conversation with Kim Campbell: "'I have a black eye, but I'm hanging in there.' Kim Campbell tells me. 'Caregiving is hard,' she says. 'I don't know how people do it.'"

"Many people presume that making art and art therapy are the same thing. They are not. While creating art can be therapeutic, art therapy is a specific, structured process focused on using art to articulate thoughts and feelings with the guided help of a registered Art Therapist. Art therapy is about guiding the creative process to help lead to meaningful interpretation of the art. With advancing Alzheimer's, when a person is losing the ability to explain a thought process or otherwise communicate, art therapy can be a particularly effective tool."

This is an excerpt from an article written by Angel Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR, on the Huffington Post. Click here to read the full story.