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Memories in the Making

“House of Alone”
by Patricia Disney

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.

Program Description

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 and caregivers
  • 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 & Sale

Each year the Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles hosts a gallery exhibition and sale 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 local programs and services.

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 Melissa Goldman mgoldman@alzgla.org.

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 Brianne Ellsworth bellsworth@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6271.

Find an MiM Class in Your Community

To find a MiM class in your community contact Brianne Ellsworth bellsworth@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6271

Purchasing MiM Memorabilia

Notecards featuring artwork from Memories in the Making participants are available. Contact Brianne Ellsworth bellsworth@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6271 for more information.

We Love PDA (Public Displays of Art)!

Our public display of art utilizes local restaurants and shops to help create awareness and showcase some of the artwork that is created by people of all stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Not only will the pieces inspire conversation about art, but also how Alzheimer’s is perceived by the public, and the vitality of the person struggling with the disease. Since the program’s inception at the Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, we have been seeking opportunities engage our community.

If your establishment is interested in housing a few pieces, please contact Brianne Ellsworth bellsworth@alzgla.org, (323) 930-6271.