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Please note that our early stage programs currently are being conducted by phone or online.

Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to find one that meets at a time convenient for you. Pre-registration is required.

with The Fralin Museum at UVA

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA
155 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904 

June 12, 2024
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association at the Fralin Museum for the return of our Eyes on Art program.

This early stage social engagement program creates a safe and comfortable environment for care partners and those with dementia to engage with art, and get creative with a staff-led project of their own. Whether you are an experienced art lover or curious about exploring new ideas, this program provides a great opportunity for engagement.

Eyes on Art is specifically meant for those in the early stages of their dementia diagnosis. If you’re unsure and curious whether or not you or your loved one fits that description, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association.

Registration is required. If you are interested, please reach out through email at or by calling 434.973.6122.

Memory Cafés provide opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment.  The café atmosphere promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes.  

These social gatherings may include conversations about coping with memory loss, recent vacations, careers, hobbies—basically whatever participants want to share with each other.A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will be in attendance but the café is not a facilitator driven program.  

Participants in the Memory Café must:

  • be diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder
  • have been told of their diagnosis and acknowledge their memory loss
  • understand the purpose of the program, express interest and willingness to participate
  • have no other medical conditions or serious mental illness which might put him/her or others in the program at risk
  • be a care partner (family or friend) attending with the person diagnosed with the disorder. Care partners are not required to attend but are welcomed.

Exercise and physical activity can have lots of benefits for people with dementia. It can help regulate their sleep and prevent restlessness and sleeplessness in the evening. It can also help maintain a positive mood and lower the risk of them developing depression.

Check back often for new activities, suggestions, and worksheets.

Early Stage Activities Worksheet - A
Early Stage Activities Worksheet - B
Early Stage Activities Worksheet - C
Early Stage Activities Worksheet - D
Early Stage Activities Worksheet - E
Early Stage Activities Worksheet - F

Art and music activities HERE
More activities HERE.

Joyful Voices
A community choir, located in Richmond, for singers with Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregivers. 

Listen to them HERE.

Rehearsals are on Thursdays on Zoom, from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
10 to 10:20 a.m.  |  Coffee Chat
10:20 to 11 a.m.  |  Rehearsal
11 to 11:15 a.m.  |  Sharing, joys, concerns, celebrations

For details about how to get involved, go the Joyful Voices website.
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Call:  804.794.5311, Ext. 128