ARTZ is Artists for Alzheimer’s

May 13, 2009

Filed under: Alzheimer's — Tags: , , — Alexis @ 5:05 PM

A ground-breaking group of artists has put together training for museum staff to allow them to host small groups of people with Alzheimer’s along with their families and care partners.  Research shows that people with AD can tap into long-held memories through an art medium.  Spending time with, or, creating art, can bring emotions to the surface that the individual has not otherwise been able to convey.  Working with art can even help reduce some of the negative psycho-behavioral symptoms that can accompany AD.

Through a grant from the McCance Family Foundation, ARTZ will be conducting programs at Eastern Massachusetts museums on Tuesdays throughout the spring and summer.  Check out the schedule here.  

So get out, enjoy some art, and see a new side to your loved one!