Last week, on NPR’s program, Fresh Air With Terri Gross, the topic was “Dementia Reimagined: Can There be Happiness for Those With Memory Loss”, A New Approach To Dementia. Without a cure for dementia, it is important to provide meaningful interactions for those with dementia and their caregivers.
My wife and I recently hosted a meet and greet at our home for Artz Philadelphia, a nonprofit which provides interactions around arts and culture for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Artz Philadelphia permits those with dementia and their care partners to engage in a fun activity together, and leave the dementia diagnosis at the door. Yes, their can be happiness for those with dementia. We simply need to invest in such activities. For more information on Artz Philadelphia, please visit https://www.artzphilly.org/.