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A new program combining art and dementia care education for professional and family caregivers

 

April 11 – May 16, 2013

 

Applications are being accepted for this innovative 6-week program on art and dementia care at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Workshops will provide caregivers a better understanding of the symptoms and behaviors of dementia. We will explore communication strategies to stimulate interaction and connection through discussion about works of art. There will be time to share caregiving challenges and solutions and we will also discover how art and museums can improve quality of life and contribute to a sense of well-being for both care partners.

 

Workshops for caregivers will alternate with museum visits that include both care partners.

 

Thursday afternoons at 1:30 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1. April 11, Workshop 1:30-4:00, caregiver only

2. April 18, Gallery visit 1:30-3:00, both care partners

3. April 25, Workshop 1:30-4:00, caregiver only

4. May 2, Gallery visit 1:30-3:00, both care partners

5. May 9, Workshop 1:30-4:00, caregiver only

6. May 16, Gallery visit 1:30-3:00, both care partners

 

This program will be led by Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director of Arts &

Minds and Amy Trommer, MSW, Dementia Care Educator and educators from

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Stipends are available for professional caregivers. Participants will receive a

certificate of completion. This program is free of charge, but registration is

required.

 

To apply contact Arts & Minds 646-755-3726 or chalpinhealy@artsandminds.org

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