Arts & Minds provides meaningful art-centered programs for adults with memory loss, Alzheimer's or dementia, and their care partners in-person (in New York) and online (accessible anywhere.)
They offer free programs in English and Spanish. Programs are designed to provide positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, reduce isolation and build community.
Giving Voice, believes in the power of music to help people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia live well. Through singing, connection and wellbeing can be created. Resources include a Chorus Leader Toolkit, how to start a Chorus, and the ability to search for Choruses.
MUSIC & MEMORY® is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with a wide range of cognitive and physical conditions to engage with the world, ease pain, and reclaim their humanity through the use of personalized music.
By providing access and education, and by creating a network of Music & Memory certified organizations, the goal is to make the therapeutic use of personalized music a standard of care throughout the health care industry. Resources include multiple free guides on the brain-music connection.
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people living with dementia. It was developed at Scripps Gerontology Center, an Ohio Center of Excellence at Miami University, in 2007. People living with dementia (artists) are paired with volunteers (students, families, caregivers) who are trained to rely on imagination instead of memory and focus on remaining strengths instead of lost skills. OMA enables people living with dementia to assume new roles as artists and teachers and leave a legacy of beautiful artwork.
TimeSlips supports a global movement to bring meaning to late life through creative engagement.