In This Issue
Music and art can enrich the lives of people with dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Both allow for self-expression and engagement, even after dementia has progressed.
Use these tips when selecting music for a person with dementia:
When planning an art activity for someone with middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's, keep these tips in mind:
Making Connections with an Art Focus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
FREE Program | FREE Parking Available | Refreshments Provided
Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter
This program discusses our social needs and provides tools and techniques to have meaningful interactions with a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Participants will also learn about Art in the Afternoon Tours for individuals with memory loss that are hosted at Cleveland Clinic one Sunday a month.
Meeting Area: Miller Family Pavilion lobby near the sculpture “Cleveland Soul” by Jaume Plensa (pictured)
RSVP Required. Call 800.272.3900 to Register.
24th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Event
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Speaker: Holly Queen, MA, ARTBC, Art Therapist, Hospice of the Western Reserve
Presentation followed by the 2nd annual performance of the Intergenerational Choir
Open to the public, and FREE to attendees not receiving CEU’s
For more information contact the JCU Department of Sociology and Criminology, 216-397-4381.
Often Alzheimer’s individuals can become desolate and silent. The documentary ALIVE INSIDE follows Dan Cohen, who on a whim, brings iPods to a nursing home. To everyone’s surprise, residents with memory loss ‘awaken’ when they hear music from their past. A film clip recently went viral and is changing the world for residents already. ALIVE INSIDE will be shown at The Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City Cinemas
For tickets, go to http://www.clevelandfilm.org/
How much do we want to know — and who gets to decide how that information is used?
We are excited to work with the Cleveland Play House to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Based on a true story, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science vs. belief and whether our DNA is our destiny. The production runs April 23-May 18.
Cleveland Play House is offering a $10 discount on regular price tickets as a thank you for your commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association. Make sure to use the promo code 10corp at www.
Please note this offer is not valid with any other discount, promotion, or on prior sales. Students under age 24 are only $15 each with ID. Under 35? Just $25, sponsored by Scene. For information about Informed Consent, please visit http://www.clevelandplayhouse.com/
Spend the longest day of the year doing an activity you love - in support of the Alzheimer’s Association!
The Longest Day® is a sunrise-to-sunset team event to raise funds to fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, held in June on the longest day of the year.
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, participants will challenge themselves with approximately 16 hours of an activity of their choosing, limited only by their imagination. Past participants have organized and completed activities including a half marathon, fishing tournament, an all-day kayaking experience on the lake, hikes, a sewing circle, planting a new garden, cooking favorite recipes, duplicate bridge tournaments and bike rides, among hundreds of others. Some participants take on a particular activity that was a favorite of the loved one they are honoring, such as a cooking, knitting, playing golf, etc. It can be a therapeutic way to remember and feel close to a person with Alzheimer’s they miss.
To register, please visit www.alz.org/longestday.
Now you can enjoy our great classes without leaving your home or office! Join us Friday, 3/28 at noon for a free health and wellness presentation online. We will present Know the 10 Signs: Early detection matters. This free webinar explains the warning signs and the importance of early detection for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
This Webinar is Free!
Online Registration is required Questions? Call 800.272.3900
Planning Ahead: Summer Schedules, Travel Tips, and More!
May 30, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30
June 27, 2014 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Find a Support Group
Support groups are an open gathering of people with common issues, needs and interests who come together to share their thoughts and experiences to better cope with and manage the challenges of dementia.
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