The Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making® program offers creative art expression for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early to the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Memories in the Making participants create imaginative and colorful watercolor paintings. Most have no prior art experience. The painting process provides an opportunity to engage socially and reminisce about meaningful life moments, individuals or personal interests. Participants share stories about their art. A trained facilitator documents these memories, rekindling communications with family, friends and caregivers.
"If we don't make a mess, we haven't had any fun!"
The program offers an emotionally safe environment with positive messages. It is designed to be fun but also serves as a communication tool for families and professional caregivers to learn more about the person with dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter, brings the Memories in the Making Program to long-term care, memory care, and adult day facilities in the Wisconsin area, and offers programs to members of the community living at home.
For more information about the program, contact Coordinator Kathi Hayen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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