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Memories in the Making
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We Love PDA (Public Displays of Art)!

Our public display of art is for our goal of educating the public that, even with the loss of memory, a person still exists. This person with diagnosis deserves consideration and the preservation of dignity. Utilizing local restaurants and shops help create awareness and showcase some of the amazing work that is created by people of all stages of dementia and Alzheimer's. Not only will the pieces create conversation about art, but also how Alzheimer's is perceived by the public, and the vitality of the person struggling with the disease. Since it's inception in the California Southland Chapter, we have been seeking opportunities engage our community.

If your establishment is interested in housing some pieces, please contact Ayesha Dixon,, 323-930-6271

Current PDA: April 2015- mid May 2015 at Mornings / Nights: "Building Community and Caffeinating Silver Lake"

Mornings Nights is a local coffee and cafe in the heart of Silver Lake. They are located in a quaint location in Sunset Triangle off of the 'Pedestrian Plaza'. Look for our display starting in April throughout the late Spring.

Thank you Morning Nights, we're so excited for our display!
1523 Griffith Park Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

For more information call (323) 664-8811 or check out their yummy reviews on Yelp!

"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 (MiM) is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias that offers a creative and non-verbal way of communicating and capturing precious moments through art.
•stimulates the brain
•enhances connections  with families, professional  caregivers, and others
•preserves distant memories or captures the “spirit of the moment”
•opens communication about self-perceptions and the world
•validates and focuses on what remains rather than what’s lost


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 & Inland Empire: Ayesha Dixon (323) 930-6271
Coachella Valley: Sharon Perica (760) 328-8333



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 persons with dementia, family, and staff. For more information on becoming a contracted MiM site, contact:
Los Angeles & Inland Empire: Ayesha Dixon (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 MiM 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 Ayesha Dixon at (323) 930-6271 to purchase your piece.

MiM memorabilia such as note cards or holiday cards are available for a suggested donation. Contact Ayesha Dixon at (323) 930-6271.


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