A collaboration between PAAM and the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod
We’re pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Arts & Alzheimer’s Initiative (AAI) and the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod (AFSCCC). Through the AAI, facilitated art discussions will take place in PAAM’s galleries on Wednesday mornings, August 31, September 28 and October 26 from 10:30-Noon, and continue in the spring of 2017: March 29, April 26 & May 31. The AAI program, first developed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, utilizes artwork to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s in the communication process.
Although functional abilities are lost as the disease of Alzheimer’s progresses, much of one’s ability to comprehend visual art and music on a deep emotional level remains intact. With guidance from AFSCCC Executive Director Dr. Molly Perdue, individuals are given the freedom to express their emotions using observation and symbolic interpretation of works of art. No judgment is placed on any comments. Caregivers accompanying their family members benefit from learning new methods of communicating through observation of this process.
The program is limited to five family members/caregivers and five care recipients, and pre-registration is required. Caregivers who would like to participate in the program with their care recipient should call (508) 896-5170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
About the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center
Created by caregivers for caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center provides free personalized services to the Cape’s 10,000 families, individuals, and caregivers currently living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases, including outreach, supportive counseling, care consultation, connection to other available service organizations, education, support groups, community events and activities, and a dementia-trained Volunteer Corps. For more information visit www.alzheimerscapecod.org