Memories in the making

Memories in the Making

memories in the making

The loss of language does not have to mean the loss of communication. By stimulating the brain in a new direction, Pelican Landing art classes draw from parts of the brain that language does not. Our nationally certified dementia care practitioners and specialists firmly endorse Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature program providing residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia to express themselves through art.

Classes are led by trained art facilitators who provide an encouraging environment for the artist. Without judgment, each participant is given a blank canvas to craft what they see in their minds and feel in their hearts. Residents are offered a variety of different tools to find their individual technique. This may include watercolor, acrylics, pastels, paper mache, pencils or any method the artist prefers. Participants will be guided through the class and encouraged to work at their pace.

The benefits of Memories in the Making include:

  • Improves self-esteem
  • Serves as an outlet for emotions
  • Increases attention span and focus
  • Activates neurons
  • Reduces isolation and provides opportunity to socialize
  • Taps into pockets of memories that still exist
  • Reconnects families