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Memories in the Making®
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Memories in the Making®

A fine-arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Memories in the Making® is a unique fine-arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Art experience is not required. The program's creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and nonverbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. Memories in the Making is much more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity; it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic, and it can stimulate the brains of persons with dementia. In this group, the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the artwork itself. The group is facilitated by professional artists and trained volunteers.

Memories in the Making
Early-Stage Program

A fine-arts program for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias


Alzheimer's Association Central Oregon Office
777 NW Wall St., Suite 104
Bend, OR 97701

Alzheimer's Association Cascade Coast Office
1000 Willagillespie Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Mount Hood Adult Day Center
376 NE 219th Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030

Sonrise Church
6701 NE Campus Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Alzheimer's Association Office
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97209

For more information about our Memories in the Making early-stage program, including dates and times, call 800-272-3900.



Memories in the Making
Facilitator Training

August 16, 2016; November 16, 2016; February 21, 2017; May 16, 2017
Time TBD
Alzheimer's Association Office
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97209

August 3, 2016
Time and location details TBD

August 4, 2016
Time and location details TBD

August 19, 2016 (tentative)
Time and location details TBD

Memories in the Making
Care Community Program

A fine-arts program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias




  • Aspen Ridge Memory Care (Bend, OR)

  • Columbia Care Center (Scappoose, OR)

  • Callahan Court (Roseburg, OR)

  • Frontier Timber Wood Court (Albany, OR)

  • Frontier Monterey Court (Happy Valley, OR)

  • Frontier Hawks Ridge (Hood River, OR)

  • Frontier Pheasant Pointe (Molalla, OR)

  • Frontier Cedar Village (Salem, OR)

  • Frontier Junction City (Junction City, OR)

  • Frontier Morrow Heights (Rogue River, OR)

  • Frontier Arbor Oaks Terrace (Newberg, OR)

  • Grand Ronde Retirement (La Grande, OR)

  • The Hampton at Salmon Creek (Vancouver, WA)

  • The Hampton and Ashley Inn (Vancouver, WA)

  • Lydia’s House Mennonite Village Memory Care (Albany, OR)

  • Marquis Autumn Hills (Portland, OR)

  • Marquis Centennial (Portland, OR)

  • Marquis Forest Grove (Forest Grove, OR)

  • Marquis Oregon City (Oregon City, OR)

  • Marquis Tualatin (Tualatin, OR)

  • Marquis Vermont Hills (Portland, OR)

  • Molalla Manor Care Center (Molalla, OR)

  • Prestige Chehalem Health and Rehab (Newberg, OR)

  • Prestige Discovery Nursing & Rehab (Vancouver, WA)

  • Providence Elderplace Cully (Portland, OR)

  • Providence Elderplace Lambert House (Portland, OR)

  • Providence Elderplace Laurelhurst (Portland, OR)

  • Providence Elderplace at The Marie Smith Center (Portland, OR)


  • Russellville Park Memory Care (Portland, OR)

  • The Springs at Carmen Oaks (Lake Oswego, OR)

  • The Springs at Clackamas Woods (Milwaukie, OR)

  • The Springs at Salem – Woods at Willow Creek (Salem, OR)

  • The Springs at Sherwood (Sherwood, OR)

  • The Springs at Tanasbourne (Hillsboro, OR)

  • The Springs at Wilsonville (Wilsonville, OR)

  • Terwilliger Plaza (Portland, OR)

  • Village Health Care (Gresham, OR)

  • Washington Gardens Memory Care (Tigard, OR)




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