The Art of Alzheimer’s began as a celebration of my mother, Jean McFee Raichle. Living with mid-stage Alzheimer’s and devastated by the death of Robert, her husband and best friend of 72 years, she found solace in an Elderwise® painting class. While she hadn’t painted since childhood, her paintings were mesmerizing—enabling her to express her… Continue reading An announcement from The Art of Alzheimer’s
I am so pleased to call your attention to an exciting new art exhibit at the Japanese Garden. For the past two years, participants of Dementia-Friendly Recreation have been coming to the garden regularly, turning their inspiration into vibrant watercolor paintings. "A Year in the Garden" is a culmination of the work they've created, and… Continue reading A Year in the Japanese Garden
YOU CAN NOW ORDER THE RECIPE BOOKLET! 11 Chefs, 13 recipes—from Jacques Pepin’s White Bean and Sardine Toasts to Thierry Rautureau’s Baked Washington Apple. Each is accompanied by an exhilarating painting of the main ingredient created by an equally vibrant person living with dementia. The price is $15.00 plus tax and shipping. Net proceeds will… Continue reading Food for Thought
The murals are here! Thanks to Seniors Creating Art - Inspiring hope and purpose in seniors by providing access to create art. https://www.seniorscreatingart.org/ On July 10, we opened our second art exhibit – this time 15 murals of artwork created by people living with dementia and their care partners. 13 Senior Centers and Community Centers… Continue reading Thanks to Seniors Creating Art
I've told you abut the Mural Project - Dynamic artwork reflecting the diversity of our city, geographically and culturally, and the vitality and creativity of people who are living with memory loss. There will sixteen in all, created by vibrant people living with memory loss with the expert guidance of Seniors Creating Art and the… Continue reading The First Mural!