A UK charity that empowers and inspires people with early-stage dementia and their care partners through artistic stimulation. They have online programs on their website. Some of the virtual programs are free and some come with a fee.
Arts 4 Dementia Art Wednesdays
Art Wednesdays is an outstanding opportunity for people with memory challenges and their companions to socialize, engage creatively, learn new art techniques, discover fascinating art and heritage collections and improve their brain health in a friendly online video workshop. Every Wednesday from 2-3pm via Zoom.
The Hummingbird Project
The Hummingbird Project is an organization devoted to providing services and products that promote quality of life for older adults whether at home or in a community setting. They listen to the older adult’s story, recommends a customized therapeutic activity plan based on the client’s unique needs and interests then they pair the client’s with a highly trained therapeutic activity specialists. Their programs are done in-person or virtually. This is a fee-based service.
SilverKite Community Arts
SilverKite Community Arts uses the arts as a tool to promote creative engagement in all stages of life, bridge generations, and work towards eliminating the effects of loneliness. Their services are consulting, intergenerational programs, art workshops for older adults, intergenerational theatre company and online art workshops. SilverKite is partnering with various library systems throughout the US to provide free online arts programs. They also have a membership program for unlimited workshops at a low monthly cost.
The Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP)
APP brings young poets together with people living with dementia to perform and create poetry. They have a paid online program.
The Memory Maker Project
The Memory Maker Project offers hands-on art and culture programs that foster self-expression, community building and brain health for people living with dementia and their loved ones. They have online “pay-what-you-can” art programs.
TimeSlips supports a global movement to bring meaning to late life through creative engagement. They offer a range of workshops, presentations, training and books that can be tailored to a variety of audiences. Their trainings come with a fee.
Corning Museum of Glass
Individuals can watch the fascinating techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking in free live streams from The Corning Museum of Glass. Watch on cmog.org or on their Facebook Page when the event is live. Past streams are available on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
Opening Minds Through Art
This is an award-wining, evidence-based intergenerational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with dementia. This is a paid service.