Memories in the Making® & Caregiver Workshops
Irving Arts Center presents a new program of concurrent art/creativity workshops for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses and their caregivers.
July 16, 2019  ·  Irving Arts Center

Irving Arts Center presents a new program of concurrent art/creativity workshops for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses and their caregivers.

While their family member or friend is participating in a separate Alzheimer’s Association art program (Memories in the Making®), caregivers will have the opportunity to relax, learn and engage with activities in the visual arts, music, and more offered in our series of Creative Arts Expressions Workshops.

Memories in the Making® (MIM) is a signature program of the Alzheimer’s Association developed to help people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia express themselves through art. The goals of the MIM program are to encourage recall and communication through painting, help participants achieve a process of creativity, increase self-esteem through the creation of something of value, provide sensory stimulation in a socially appropriate environment and provide an artistic diary of life that families can treasure.

Please Note: This is not a drop-off program. Caregivers are expected to remain on the premises and are encouraged to
participate in the Caregivers’ Creative Arts Expression Workshop.

Memories in the Making® Workshops– Criteria for Participation
Diagnosis of Early Stage Alzheimer’s, other dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment
Independently mobile
Able to handle to self-care needs (continent/able to use bathroom by themselves)
Able to verbalize needs
Able to participate in group activities and discussion
Not exhibiting aggressive behaviors
Not exhibiting wandering behaviors

Memories in the Making Workshops are led by trained facilitators from the Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter in partnership with Lifetime Wellness, LTD.

Creative Arts Expression Workshops for  Caregivers are led by teaching artists and other creative arts professionals. 

The concurrent programs are offered quarterly on the third Tuesday, 10 – 11 a.m. 


UPCOMING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

July 16, 2019  10AM-11AM

Memories in the Making® workshop (led by trained facilitators from the Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter in partnership with Lifetime Wellness, LTD)
Creative Arts Expression Workshop for Caregivers: Life's a Beach Tropical Sunset Painting

In this fun one-hour session, participants will paint their own island get-away complete with palm trees and an ocean view


October 15, 2019  10AM-11AM

Memories in the Making® workshop (led by trained facilitators from the Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter in partnership with Lifetime Wellness, LTD)
Creative Arts Expression Workshop for Caregivers: Drumming Workshop

Participants will explore rhythms with various percussion instruments along with the communal joy of making music together.

                          

Agenda
Tuesday, July 16
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In this fun one-hour session, caregivers will paint their own island get-away complete with palm trees and an ocean view.
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
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LOCATION
Irving Arts Center, , Irving, TX 75062
Location: Irving Arts Center, , Irving, TX 75062

Additional Information

This is not a drop-off program. Caregivers are expected to remain on the premises and are encouraged to participate in the Caregivers’ Creative Arts Expression Workshop.

Memories in the Making® component – Criteria for Participation

Diagnosis of Early Stage Alzheimer’s, other dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment

Independently mobile

Able to handle to self-care needs (continent/able to use bathroom by themselves)

Able to verbalize needs

Able to participate in group activities and discussion

Not exhibiting aggressive behaviors

Not exhibiting wandering behaviors