News & Updates
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Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Celebrated since 1949, this month, we come together to raise awareness of mental illness within our community. Here at Dementia Spring, we want to highlight the impact of mental illness amongst dementia caregivers.
Celebrated on April 23rd, today is World Book Day! We’ve found some of our favorite books highlighting journeys of people living with dementia and their care partners.
Dementia Spring’s mission is to highlight the stories of those impacted by dementia and support arts organizations for the dementia community, today and everyday. We wanted to take this opportunity to share suggestions on how to celebrate World Art Day at home with your loved one with memory loss!
Did you know that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that impacts the substantia nigra part of the brain. For anywhere from 50-80% of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, it can progress into Parkinson’s Dementia.
From March 20th-27th, we are celebrating National Creative Arts Therapy Week. Art therapy for individuals living with dementia provides a wide variety of benefits such as a creative outlet, stress relief, behavior management and a way for people to connect.
Looking back at all we’ve accomplished in 2021, it’s apparent that we couldn’t have done it without you – the artists and innovators in our Dementia Arts community, and our followers and supporters! So THANK YOU!
The Dementia Spring Foundation is pleased to announce our inaugural Dementia Arts Impact Award Recipient, Katie Mathews and her film Dark Moon! Dark Moon is a short-film inspired by Katie’s experiences visiting her father in their hometown as he struggles with memory loss, his sense of self-worth, pride and independence.
Dementia Spring has been named one of the 9 best charities that fight dementia by charity support website Impactful Ninja. Their article commended our “very active” YouTube channel where we “post helpful advice, Q&As on various dementia topics, and spotlight new creative artists working with dementia patients.”
When you support Dementia Spring, you support artists and arts organizations through our Dementia Arts Impact Awards.
For Nerreter, art has been her way to connect with others, especially those who can at times, be overlooked in our society.
The libretto from Shadow and Light: An Alzheimer’s Journey in 16 Movements – an epic choral-orchestral work on the subject of Alzheimer’s – is at times comical, inspiring, and heartbreaking.
Karla Wilson, a board certified Music Therapist, brings music therapy into the homes of clients all over. While she works with a range of clients, Karla has a passion for working with those living with dementia and at end of life.