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Memories in the Making
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"House of Alone" by Patricia Disney

Our Memories in the Making program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, Tim Disney, and Roy P. Disney in honor of their mother, Patricia Disney.  

   . Program Description
Memories in the Making, is one of our chapter’s signature programs. It allows people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to explore their memories and emotions through the process of creating art. More than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity, MIM has proven therapeutic benefits, can aid in communication, and can provide cognitive stimulation.   


Become an MIM Volunteer Facilitator
We offer training for a fee to dedicated individuals who want to facilitate a MIM program. The training process includes education on dementia basics. For more information contact:
Los Angeles: Phyllis Chang (323) 930-6272
Inland Empire: Yael Wyte (323) 930-6271
Coachella Valley: Sharon Perica (760) 328-8333
Click here to view the next training in the Los Angeles area.



Become an MIM Site
Offering the MIM program at your site is easy, cost effective, an excellent marketing tool, yet most importantly a valuable program loved by residents, family, and staff. For more information on becoming a contracted MIM site, contact:
Los Angeles: Phyllis Chang (323) 930-6272
Inland Empire: Yael Wyte (323) 930-6271
Coachella Valley: Sharon Perica (760) 328-8333  


  Find an MIM Class in Your Community
To find a MIM class in your community download our Memories in the Making Directory or call our 24-hour Helpline:
(800) 272-3900.

How to Do MIM at Home
To gain the full benefits of the program, we recommend attending a MIM class in the community. We have provided a downloadable guide as courses are not offered in every community. We also know that for a variety of reasons that it can be challenging to attend programming.

  Annual Exhibition & Sale
Each year the California Southland Chapter hosts a gallery exhibition and sale of the amazing artwork created by artists of contracted MIM sites. It provides an opportunity for families to enjoy the art and raises funds for chapter programs and services. Information on our next event will be posted once a date and location are selected.

Purchasing MIM Memorabilia
ArtLA has invited our Chapter to contribute pieces created by our Memories in the Making artists to their website. 100% of the proceeds benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter. Follow these easy steps to view and purchase art work via ArtLA:
1. Visit
2. Select Artists from the menu bar.
3. In the Advanced Search, Find By, type ‘ALZ’ in the First Name box.
4. The Alzheimer's Association icon will appear on the top left corner of your screen under search results. Click on the icon, and you will enter our Gallery of MIM artists.
5. Once you see the image you like, contact Yael Wyte at (323) 930-6271 to purchase your piece.

MIM memorabilia such as note cards or holiday cards are available for purchase. Download, complete and return the Memorabilia Purchase Form.


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