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Memories in the Making
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Memories in the Making
is a fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s. As part of the Memories in the Making program, patients with no art background can create art to regain the ability to communicate while boosting self-esteem and opening the channels of communication with loved ones. Help support this program by attending our Memories in the Making Art Auction.

The Program gives something back to patients, families, and the community that no other program has been able to duplicate. Patients benefit through the creation of art. Families benefit because communication is made possible, allowing them to develop a unique appreciation of their loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.

We have 20 Memories in the Makings sites held in residential and adult day service programs in: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties.

Memories in the Making is a program provided through the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada. To learn more about the program, or to volunteer as an artist facilitator, please contact Carol Smyth at 1.650.962.8111.

Family Testaments:

“This brings back a piece of Mom’s history we thought was lost forever.”
“This is important to Dad; I think this activity helps him to feel connected and happy.”

 
A Mother's Kiss by Donna

Participant Testaments:

“I feel like I did something today!”
“I love painting! I’m no painter, but I sure think I’m good and I have the most fun in here"
 
Bay Bridge by Tony

 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.