The ARTZ Museum

Partnership Program

Implements interactive, educational museum programs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Conceptualized by ARTZ in 2003, this groundbreaking program was first developed through a collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Officially called “Meet Me at MoMA…and Make Memories,” this extremely successful initiative has garnered worldwide attention and acclaim. Importantly, it positively influences the way in which the general public views Alzheimer’s– as a treatable condition. Now this initiative has been realized at the National Gallery of Art in Australia and the Louvre in Paris.

 

 

 

 

Need   Today there is a dire need at Museums for qualified, research-based Alzheimer’s-based training programs. There are over twenty-five million people living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, and that number is expected to triple over the next twenty years. Current medications have given a glimmer of hope to some—but have yet to show anything approaching a significant lifestyle difference for those taking them. Until a major breakthrough in medicine takes place, whether it be a pill or vaccine, museums and other cultural institutions that want to be part of battling this disease must make a concerted effort to develop, implement, and evaluate high quality specialized programs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The ARTZ Museum Partnership Program is a treatment for Alzheimer’s symptoms.  ARTZ has previously established that art experiences can significantly reduce certain psycho-behavioral symptoms often associated with dementia—anxiety, aggression, agitation and apathy. Art experience also contributes to maintaining cognitive functioning, optimizing remaining capacities and utilizing areas of the brain that,

                                                                                                                 
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