Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon Street, is offering a free program to individuals with early-stage dementia.
Museum Memories is a program consisting of tours and art classes specially designed for adults with early-stage dementia. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful social interactions and experience intellectual stimulation while touring the museum’s current exhibitions.
The tours are free to attend, for both the patient and care partner.
What’s more, once a patient attends a Museum Memories Tour, he or she will receive a free lifetime membership to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, as will the care partner and any medical staff present for the tour.
The tours are approximately an hour and a half long. Space is limited, so you should sign up soon.
The patient does not have to attend both tours in order to receive the lifetime membership.
Dates of Museum Memories Tours:
Follow links below to register.
Art-making workshops are also available for patients with early-stage dementia. To schedule a workshop, or for any questions about the Museum Memories program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After participating in Museum Memories, individuals with dementia and their care partners reported the following:
- 85% of participants reported feeling less anxious and stressed
- 81% of participants felt more connected to the community
- 93% of participants felt more confident in creating and viewing visual art
Museum Memories is sponsored by Institute of Museum and Library Services and supported by Southminster, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association.