Creativity must be invited and drawn out from within the individual.
Creativity is a skill that can be developed and a process that can be managed. Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and mastering a way of thinking. You can learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information.
Creativity can best be caught not taught. Natural to the child is the ability to draw, sing, dance and write poetry. When a dementia facilitator uses his/her dormant and recoverable interest in poetry to contact the dormant and recoverable "inner child artists' interest in poetry" good memories maybe pulled up. By painting the inner child's interest and attention through discovery of its meaning can be shared through play -- communicating and sharing. As the participants can say through poetry more than in an ordinary way, their imaginations are sparked to life in another world from the estranged one.