News & Updates
Check back often for the latest news, updates and important messages from Dementia Spring.
The month of June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. This month, the dementia community aims to highlight the prevalence of dementia, offer education on the types of dementia, and encourage early detection.
Celebrate Pride month by watching Supernova (2020), an LGBTQ+ film highlighting the emotional journey of a gay couple navigating the impacts of dementia. Published June 2022.
Dementia Spring seeks applicants for the 2022 Dementia Arts Impact Awards. The award recognizes visual and performing artists who create original work that challenges our assumptions about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
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.
When you support Dementia Spring, you support artists and arts organizations through our Dementia Arts Impact Awards.
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.
Kirsten Riiber and her colleagues at Chicago’s Neo-Futurist Theater bring dementia to life on stage and educate younger generations about the disease.
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.