Painting Lets Alzheimer’s Patients Tap Into Memories They Thought Were Forgotten
Nonprofit Memories in the Making showcases art created by those with dementia or Alzheimer's in its "Lasting Impressions" exhibit. Meanwhile, family members can experience a bit of what it's like to have dementia with a virtual tour.
The Orange County Register:
Lost Memories Return As Art Pieces For People With Alzheimer's, Dementia
The artwork on the walls of the Muzeo’s Carnegie Gallery appears simple: a watercolor of a sailboat gliding along the ocean; a barn with an American flag; a vase with red flowers.But the works of art are far from ordinary. The watercolors are done by artists with Alzheimer’s disease, and each represents a memory thought to be long forgotten. (Pimentel, 8/3)
Ventura County Star:
What’s It Like To Have Dementia? Camarillo Event Sheds Some Light
The virtual dementia tour, held inside a recreational vehicle, was presented by Kristine and Randy Martin, of Agoura, the owners of Homewatch Caregivers of Thousand Oaks. The tour originally was created by a woman in Georgia who started a charity called Second Wind Dreams, which strives to change the perception of aging. (Doyle, 8/4)