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"MEMORY BRIDGE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE" PROGRAM

WHAT A curriculum that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to communicate with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
WHYDevelops intergenerational social and emotional skills for middle and high school students on having relationships with those with Alzheimer's or other dementia.
WHEREThe Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory.
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.


Program Description

During the intergenerational visits, students apply classroom lessons to develop real-world friendships with those who have Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Schools, facilitities, or other organizations can participate in the Memory Bridge Initiative.

"The documentary, 'There is a Bridge,' includes interviews with preeminent thinkers and has poignant footage of family members, care partners, and schoolchildren building emotionally rich relationships with people with dementia reveal depths of memory and personal identity not erased by Alzheimer's. Hosted by former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, 'There Is a Bridge,' explores the deep, complex nature of human solidarity by weaving together mental health, psychology, art, philosophy and education to highlight individuals and path-breaking programs reaching out to elders affected by Alzheimer's disease."
source: memorybridge.org

-Watch the documentary, "There is a Bridge," and other documentaries on Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss

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