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ARTZ & Dementia
ARTZ and Dementia:
Innovation, Inclusion & Creative Expression
A conference co-sponsored by Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and Hebrew SeniorLife

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
8:00am - 3:30pm  

NewBridge on the Charles

5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham MA

The opportunity for creative expression through the arts provides people living with 

dementia an alternative means of communication in a strength-based, process-oriented model. This conference highlights best practices for creative arts programming through experiential workshops with expert leaders in the field.  


Nationally recognized experts include:


John Zeisel, Ph.D.



Dee Brenner

Marian Brown, M. Ed.

Donna Newman-Bluestein, M.Ed., LMHC, BC-DMT 

Alan O'Hare, M. Ed.   

Lisa Wong, M.D.  

Conference is open to professionals. Registration fee is $100. Student rate
available upon request. An application for 4 hours of social work and nursing
continuing education credits has been submitted. To inquire about student rates or
status of continuing education accreditation, please contact Mina Kuraoka
at 617-363-8766 or

 "Meet Me at the Movies & Make Memories"
Pre-conference evening program
Tuesday October 2nd, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA

Join us the evening before the conference for a one-of-a-kind film experience, created by ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's�.  Originally for people with memory loss and their care partners, the program is now designed for broader audiences. Short clips from classic films will be shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscing, moderator guided. This program demonstrates how film has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories - the kind that stay with us throughout our lives. (This program is for the community and professionals free of charge. Pre-registration required at http://artzanddementia.eventbrite.com).

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