Comics for Alzheimer’s Care

Below are some videos from our workshops on journal writing and doodling that took place on May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, 2020.

Comics for Alzheimer Awareness uses A.W.O.L. characters Cruz Ochoa and her dad Mr. Ochoa.

Journaling or expressive writing is a process by which one writes down their thoughts and feelings. Doodling is drawing or scribbling and involves the creation of a spontaneous image. The activities of journaling and doodling enhance self-exploration and emotional processing, reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Repetition, Anxiety and Agitation, Confusion and Suspicion, Aggression, and Wandering are common behaviors encountered by caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 Helpline number for caregivers: 1-800-272-3900 or visit their website alz.org. It can help to have a dementia-trained professional to talk with when you feel overwhelmed or at a loss for what to try next.

Ronnie Dukes, Dr. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, Sarah Yvonne Jimenez, and David Hernandez for Journal Writing and Doodling Alzheimer’s West Texas Chapter Summer 2020.

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Repetition – A.W.O.L. Alzheimer’s Edition Comic #1
Written by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Art by Ronnie Dukes
March 25, 2020
Anxiety and Agitation – A.W.O.L. Alzheimer’s Edition Comic #2
Written by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Art by Ronnie Dukes
March 25, 2020
Confusion and Suspicion – A.W.O.L. Alzheimer’s Edition Comic #3
Written by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Art by Ronnie Dukes
March 25, 2020
Aggression – A.W.O.L. Alzheimer’s Edition Comic #4
Written by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Art by Ronnie Dukes
March 25, 2020
Wandering – – A.W.O.L. Alzheimer’s Edition Comic #5
Written by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Art by Ronnie Dukes
March 25, 2020