Museum Programs for people with Alzheimers

Hello readers! Hope your Friday is wonderful so far.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-museums-are-helping-people-memory-loss-180957768/

 

I found a great piece (that was actually kind of serendipitously posted on Facebook by a friend) from the Smithsonian about how several Minnesota museums (in particular, the Woodson Art Museum) are offering classes and creating exhibits for people with memory loss, or as my grandmother so creatively called it, “Old-Timers Disease”.  I did a bit of research on this topic for another class, and viewing famous paintings from a particular era or taking a class to exercise one’s artistic abilities can at the very least alleviate some pain these people experience, and in some cases it can even slow the progression of their disease.  I’m in love with this topic, and if anyone finds anything else on it, please send it my way!

Thanks for reading, forever and always,

~Lauren Collier

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