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"ARTZ ARTISTS FOR ALZHEIMER'S" PROGRAM

WHATARTZ Artists for Alzheimer's connects artists and cultural institutions to people living with dementia and their caregivers.
WHYSo that people living with dementia can engage in creating art such as paintings, poems, and photographs and also be active members of the art community by attending art events.
WHEREARTZ Artists for Alzheimer's. The Hearthstone "I'm Still Here" Foundation.
Boston, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stuttgart, Germany, London, England, Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.


Program Description


"ARTZ has developed Alzheimer's-specific cultural access programs with some of the world's most renowned and respected cultural institutions, including the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Australia, the Big Apple Circus, and the Tribeca Film Institute, among others."

"ARTZ has organized and implemented over 400 community events, enabling more than 10,000 people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia to have access to arts and culture."
-artistsforalzheimers.org

The aim of ARTZ is to use artistic expression to unlock creativity and create new memories for those with dementia.

The organization aims to create a deeper relationship between people living with dementia and their caregivers through art.

Art gallery exhibits are held which feature the artwork of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in the form of paintings, poems, and photographs.

ARTZ Artists for Alzheimer’s is looking for volunteers such as: Museum assistant, Film Program companion, Art workshop participant, Poetry reading and writing, Internships, and ARTZ Artist in Residence.

The ARTZ network has been developed in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stuttgart, Germany, Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France and ARTZ Artists for Alzheimer's United Kingdom.

"Art experiences can significantly reduce certain psycho-behavioral symptoms often associated with dementia anxiety, aggression, agitation and apathy. It also contributes to maintaining cognitive functioning, optimizing remaining capacities and utilizing areas of the brain that, without any effective form of artistic/emotional stimulation, have often gone unused for years."
source:thehearth.org, artistsforalzheimers.org

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