Dementia Arts Research

Through frequent videos, podcasts and articles, Dementia Spring decodes the latest medical and scientific breakthroughs in our Dementia Arts Research and Living with Dementia programs. Millions of people are living, thriving and sharing their experiences with dementia in ways that would have been unthinkable decades ago, and the arts are an important part of their journey.
Women’s History Month: The Impact of Alzheimer’s on Women

Women’s History Month: The Impact of Alzheimer’s on Women

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia take a toll on women within our communities. Not only are women more likely to develop dementia themselves, but they make up two thirds of all dementia caregivers. The predominant reason for women experiencing dementia...

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Why Funding Dementia Arts Programming Matters

Why Funding Dementia Arts Programming Matters

Research Studies Find Improved Quality-of-Life from Arts Programming Art therapy research has shown that non-pharmaceutical therapies such as visual art-making have a positive impact on neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in people with Alzheimer’s disease.1...

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I Still Love You

I Still Love You

Caring for a loved one with dementia is always challenging, but especially when dementia is accompanied by other illnesses. That’s where artist Diane Pontius was when she started caring for and filming her father, Robert Pontius, MD.

Tangles & Plaques

Tangles & Plaques

Kirsten Riiber and her colleagues at Chicago’s Neo-Futurist Theater bring dementia to life on stage and educate younger generations about the disease.

Sky on Swings

Sky on Swings

Using opera to explore the inner lives of two modern women with dementia, composer Lembit Beecher paints a tender, complex portrait of what it’s like to actually live with Alzheimer’s disease.