@CyndiT150240 Your post really hit home for me - I cared for my Dad, who had Alzheimers, for the past 10+ years and he passed less than 2 months ago. I miss him terribly - it's really hard to express how much I miss him and wish he was still here. He lived with me so that makes it all the more difficult.
It sounds like your family took wonderful care of your Dad and its so great that he enjoyed coloring - and could continue to do it. My Dad loved music, so that was our greatest joy as we cared for him. It's amazing how creative things can stimulate the brain and also be calming.
I hope you'll continue to tell your story and share with others all of the things you did with your Dad. Everyone needs to know how important it is to interact with and bring joy to our loved ones who have Alzheimers.
You and others might be interested to know that AARP has a new book out about activities you can do with loved ones who have memory challenges. The AARP Memory Activity Book.