What is Memories in the Making (MIM)?MIM is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Previous art experience is not required. The program provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and non-verbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art.
The MIM program is more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity, it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic and can stimulate the brain of the persons with dementia. Several studies have shown that the ability to express and connect through art in a safe and social environment can help bridge communication gaps and increase self-esteem for persons with dementia. The creative process is as important and meaningful as the art work itself.
For more information please contact: Phyllis Chang, Program Coordinator, Memories in the Making California Southland Chapter (800) 272-3900.
Memories in the Making Art Facilitator Training
Tuesday, February 21, 2013
The MIM training is designed for those facilities who are interested in hosting a MIM program at their site. Read more.
"House of Alone" by Patricia Disney