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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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.

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Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

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.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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.

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World Book Day

World Book Day

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.

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Celebrate World Art Day on April 15th!

Celebrate World Art Day on April 15th!

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!

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Understanding Parkinson’s Dementia

Understanding Parkinson’s Dementia

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.

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Looking back at all we’ve accomplished in 2021!

Looking back at all we’ve accomplished in 2021!

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!

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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.