Join Carnegie Museum of Art and the Jewish Association on Aging in welcoming Dr. John
Zeisel for a free public talk at the Carnegie Lecture Hall at 4440 Forbes Avenue in Oakland.
Dr. Zeisel's work with people living with
Alzheimer's and dementia has led to groundbreaking programs pairing
art and memory care.
"Alzheimer's doesn't take away memory, your memories are all in there.
The part of the brain that's damaged is the part that gives you access to
memory. It's as if you put the memories in the glove compartment and you
lost the key and the art unlocked it."
—Dr. John Zeisel, president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care,
and founder of the I'm Still Here®Foundation
Dr. Zeisel presents a unique positive message of hope in the face of
this devastating disease. An innovator in quality of life programs for
people living with Alzheimer's, Dr. Zeisel will discuss his I'm Still Here
person-centered approach and the worldwide impact of the innovative
evidence-based Meet Me at the Museum program his Foundation
developed in 2005.
Carnegie Museum of Art’s In the Moment tours, The Andy Warhol Museum,
the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and museums worldwide now welcome
people living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Dr. Zeisel will discuss
how such art appreciation programs create meaningful experiences for
everyone including care partners, family members, and museum staff who
look, laugh, and share life stories by making connections with works of art.
Register at: cmoa.org/event/alzheimers-and-art