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Two Cultural Programs for Those Living with Dementia

Oct 19, 2021
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For people living with dementia, participating in the arts is proven to increase brain stimulation and provide comfort and entertainment. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Folk Art Museum have both partnered with CaringKind to bring two programs that help connect those living with dementia and their caregivers to arts and culture.

Lincoln Center Moments is returning this fall for a free virtual season. The series includes eight virtual programs from October through December, sharing classical music, ballet, opera, jazz and contemporary dance directly to your home. Each program includes a performance, followed by activities, facilitated by educators and music therapists, that explore the work through discussion, movement, music and art-making. Registration is required. Click here to learn more and to register for Lincoln Center Moments.

And check out the American Folk Art Museum’s Virtual Folk Art Reflections program. In each session, viewers are walked through different pieces of art and are given the opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions on the work. The virtual program is free, but registration is required for each session. The next session is Thursday, November 4 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Contact Rachel Rosen at rrosen@folkartmuseum.org to register.

To find more cultural programs for those living with dementia, check out CaringKind’s Connect2Culture page.

Photo credit: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts