ARTS IN MIND

 

 

Arts in Mind is designed for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. We offer opportunities for individuals to foster dignity and sense of self, as well as building connections for you and your loved one, through arts engagements. No prior arts experience is necessary! 

Research suggests that engagement in arts based activities for older adults contribute to quality of life, increased community interaction and build companionship. 

 

IS ARTS IN MIND A PROGRAM FOR US?  

Arts in Mind is for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. To determine if you qualify, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does he or she primarily live at home?
  • Has he or she been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementia by a health-care professional?
  • If so, is he or she in mild to moderate stages? Common symptoms may include difficulty with short-term memory, word-finding, repetitive questions; a decline in ability to plan, organize, perform complex tasks such as managing finances or household chores; and/ or needing help with everyday tasks.
  • Is he or she able to tolerate and maintain focus for a 90 minute program?
  • Can he or she express thoughts and feelings in conversation?
  • Is he or she comfortable in a group setting?
  • Does he or she have a care partner with whom to attend the series?
  • Are both of you available on weekday mornings or afternoons to attend all programs in a series?

 If you answered yes to all of these, then Arts in Mind Program is for you!

TYPES OF ARTS IN MIND ENGAGEMENT:

Our goal is to create a space for you and your loved one, to come together with a community of peers and find creative expression through the arts. Choose from among these options:

 

Studio Engagement

November 2017 - January 2018

REGISTER FOR ARTS IN MIND ENGAGEMENTS.

New sessions continue through out the year! To learn more about our programs please contact our Engagement Staff at engagement@mesaartscenter.com or at 480-644-6540. There is a fee for participation. Call early, as capacity is limited, but new sessions continue throughout the year! 

 

 

Developed in partnership with Banner Alzheimer's Institute.