THE IMPORTANCE OF ART IN DEMENTIA CARE

Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Join us for a documentary viewing of ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY, a nationally and internationally award winning documentary created by students at the Dodge School of Media Arts, Chapman University, Orange California. This documentary follows the journey of Gregory Maire, a retired architect and interior designer diagnosed with Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease, and his husband Michael Horvich as they discover the importance of art in Dementia / Alzheimer’s care.

Presentations by local art therapists will follow the documentary viewing. Presenters include Michael Horvich, Educator / Writer / Speaker / Alzheimer’s Consultant; Grace Pelzer, Dance / Movement Therapist at the House of Welcome; Amanda Ziemba, Programs Manager and Training Coordinator, and Neurologic Music Therapist at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts.

1:30pm: Introduction by Michael Horvich

1:45pm: Alzheimer’s: A Love Story Documentary Viewing

2pm: Presentations followed by Q & A