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Arts in MIND Reaches People With Early Onset/Early Stage Dementia

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Art therapy can serve as an effective form of treatment for people living with dementia. We’ll explore an art therapy program that utilizes museum tours, but has since gone virtual amid the ongoing pandemic.

The Arts in MIND program was created by Angel Duncan, M.A.-MFT, ATR, in collaboration with Yale University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit and the Yale University Art Gallery. The program targets younger patients with early onset dementia as well as those in the early stages of dementia. This is a demographic that’s largely underserved.

Conducting sessions via Zoom has actually allowed for the program to expand, and it now includes participants from all over the country, including from here in Southwest Florida.