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The Art of Alzheimer’s

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In February 2016, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, the home of the UW ADRC, joins the Art of Alzheimer’s in presenting The Artist Within: A Different View of Dementia.

This free art exhibition is being held at Seattle City Hall and is cosponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and 4Culture. The exhibit features fifty fascinating artworks by individuals ages 60 to 101 who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These surprising, delightful, and inspiring works of art open us up to a different way of thinking about dementia. They allow us to see that—although the minds of the artists may have changed—they are still here, living with dignity, creativity, and joy.

The exhibition runs Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., from January 7, 2016, to February 26, 2016. On February 29th, the exhibit opens at UW Medicine's Harborview Hospital's cafeteria!

Read more about art opportunities for people with dementia in our 2015 issue of Dimensions here.