Art, Museums, and Culture



Participation in the arts offers people living with Alzheimer’s an outlet to self-expression and personal identity. This chapter will describe how Alzheimer’s-specific programs at museums, the cinema, and poetry cafes enable individuals with dementia to have meaningful experiences outside the walls of nursing homes, assisted living residences, and adult day centers. Engaging with society, the author contends, can reduce certain symptoms – such as apathy and anxiety – while simultaneously lessening the stigma that often accompanies a diagnosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s®Hearthstone Alzheimer’s FoundationWoburnUSA

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