Memories in the Making Art Auction 2017-04-03T14:08:05+00:00

Memories in the Making Art Auction

Our Memories in the Making program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, Tim Disney, and Roy P. Disney in honor of their mother, Patricia Disney.

Memories in the Making (MiM) is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias that offers a creative and non-verbal way of communicating and capturing precious moments through art.

Benefits

  • stimulates the brain
  • enhances connections with families, professional caregivers, and others
  • preserves distant memories or captures the “spirit of the moment”
  • opens communication about self-perceptions and the world
  • validates and focuses on what remains rather than what’s lost

Annual Exhibition & Auction

Each year Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles hosts a gallery exhibition and auction of the amazing artwork created by artists of contracted MiM sites. It provides an opportunity for families to enjoy the art and raises funds for programs and services. For more information, contact Lorena Salazar lsalazar@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6256.

Become an MIM Volunteer Facilitator

We offer training for a fee to dedicated individuals who want to facilitate a MiM program. The training process includes education on dementia basics. For more information contact Lorena Salazar lsalazar@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6256.

Become an MIM Site

Offering the MiM program at your site is easy, cost effective, an excellent marketing tool, yet most importantly a valuable program loved by persons with dementia, family, and staff. For more information on becoming a contracted MiM site, contact Lorena Salazar lsalazar@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6256.

Find an MiM Class in Your Community

To find a MiM class in your community view our Memories in the Making Directory or call our 24-hour Helpline: 844.HELP.ALZ (844.435.7259)

How to Do MiM at Home?

To gain the full benefits of the program, we recommend attending a MiM class in the community. We have provided a downloadable guide as courses are not offered in every community. We also know that for a variety of reasons that it can be challenging to attend programming.

Purchasing MiM Memorabilia

Notecards featuring artwork from Memories in the Making participants are available. Suggested donation is $2 for an individual card and $20 for a variety pack (pack A, B, C or D). Click here to view the cards. Contact Lorena Salazar lsalazar@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6256.