Announcing the 2022 DAIA Recipients

Dementia Spring is delighted to announce three new Dementia Arts Impact Awardees for 2022.
The 2022 Impact Award Recipients!

Dementia Spring is delighted to announce its latest Dementia Arts Impact Awardees. This year’s cohort features works by three artists from around the country who use a range of artistic mediums to portray new stories of dementia.  

The works are:

Feature documentary film Finding Your Laughter by Chicago comedian Arlieta Hall uses improv techniques to care for her dad who is slowly losing himself to Alzheimer’s and to illuminate a pathway to hope, healing, and help for other caregivers to find their own laughter.

Here and Now is an original song by singer/songwriter Jess King, who splits her time between Philadelphia, Paris and Los Angeles. Here and Now is a healing song that inspires living in the present moment, elevating consciousness about dementia and expanding connection with the heart. 

Memory Disco is a program of The Dementia Project, a Columbus, Ohio nonprofit founded by Kaylie Glenn and Anish Ganesh. Through the use of silent disco equipment and an emphasis on rhythmic engagement, they utilize the power of music to create moments of joy for people with dementia and caretakers alike. This award was granted in honor of Sandy Vance Asherman.

The award is a partnership with the Dementia Spring Foundation. Artists will work with top experts in the dementia field with an aim to break new ground, artistically and clinically. Each awardee:

  • receives a grant up to $10,000 to advance their work.
  • helps build the Dementia Arts community through a cohort of artists and expert clinicians in the dementia field.
  • participates in one-on-one mentorship on working within the dementia community.
  • receives essential marketing technical support, including a professionally produced video and expert social media collaboration.
  • is able to partner with Dementia Spring on marketing, outreach and community engagement

Dementia Spring supports visual and performing artists who raise awareness about dementia, and inspire creativity in people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn more about Dementia Spring and the Dementia Arts Impact Awards at 

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