Tag Archive: Alzheimer’s

Aug 16

The Silver Screen Series #productiveaging #artnstlou #standup4age #alzheimers

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” –   Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885 Had Helen Hunt Jackson known about The Silver Screen Series, when she wrote the above, I have no doubt whatsoever that she would have made mention of it as one of …

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Aug 02

We support @SLCL & Its Upcoming Program #alzheimers #dementia

Maturity and Its Muse is happy to support st. Louis County Library as they present a series of talks: Music and Memory: A Gateway to Lucidity This program infuses the science of music’s effect on the brain with the art of helping people connect with the soundtrack of their lives. While we wait for a …

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Jul 21

” Words fail us: dementia and the arts” #dementia #alzheimers #creativity via@guardian

Yesterday,I was made aware of a very special article”Words Fail Us: Dementia and the Arts,” by Nicci Gerrard. And where did I find this? In my own enewsletter http://news.maturityanditsmuse.org/. Ian Kramer, one of our contributors had sent it in. I have shared this article with all I know, now including you. I must tell you that the author …

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Jun 10

@MaturityMuse…We Lead the Charge & A Spool of Blue Thread, a novel by #AnneTyler #alzheimers #dementia

On My Mind “A Spool of Blue Thread,” not too long ago finished, is a story of multiple generations and their attachment/detachment to each other and a particular house. I found Ms. Tyler’s portrayal of the younger generations attachment/detachment to their parents and the ways they choose to recognize/ignore their Alzheimer’s and other dementias interesting …

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Jan 08

Memories@MoBot Begins Today #alzheimers #dementia #arts4srs #productiveaging

Today is the beginning of Memories@MoBot…our partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden. We are fortunate to be paired with Jeanne Carbone, Therapeutic Horticultural Instructor, and a talent par excellance. Pictured below is Jeanne…what a sweetie ;-)… standing behind some of the sensual  plant material she plans on utilizing in her class with today’s group of …

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Dec 14

Recapping Recent Activities #aging #productiveaging #alzheimers #dementia #srliving #stlouis

#arts4srs #artnstlou. We’ve been busy in St. Louis and, oh dear me, I’m behind in reporting in about a variety of special activities recently held. Catch up Time! 😉 1) The Silver Stages December program was held on December 3. We had a wonderful audience attend. They eagerly joined the combined Gatesworth and Covenant House Chorale …

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Nov 09

A Week of Total Community Involvement & Betterment #Alzheimers #Dementia #productiveaging #arts4srs

Maturity and Its Muse has just wrapped up one of its busiest weeks of community involvement and betterment.  Recapping: Monday-we were at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis for our monthly KARE program. Memory Care friends from Sunrise Senior Living came …

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Nov 02

Lynn/Maturity and Its Muse Leads Panel at Women in the Arts #Alzheimers #dementia

“…will be participating on a panel at the upcoming Women in the Arts Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, November 6-8. The panel, Maturity and Its Muse: Using Visual Art to Positively Impact the Alzheimer’s Population, will discuss the Museum’s Kemper Art Reaches Everyone (KARE) program. KARE is designed for adults with early to moderate Alzheimer’s and their …

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Jul 16

“Despite Dementia, a Life of Art Continues to Thrive”

I discovered a new (to me) website today: http://hyperallergic.com and the first article I came to was “Despite Dementia, a Life of Art Continues to Thrive” written by by Mark Sheerin on July 16, 2014. The article talks about the Birmingham UK gallery, Grand Union and its current show, A Diffuse Citizen. This is a …

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Mar 05

Kasey Watson – Mneme Therapist

File this one under: People Making a Difference! Mneme therapy – aids folks with dementia and other brain disorders to create new neural pathways. I learned about Kasey and this type of therapy through my Rotary magazine, “The Rotarian.” The article below gives insight into Kasey’s role with art and memory.  She has conducted more …

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