A Brookline, MA, friend writes:
This is an innovative program for folks with memory loss. I plan to take both of my parents to this autumn/winter's showings at the Coolidge Corner cinema, 10AM to noon. If you know anyone who has a family member with dementia, this is a FREE program for caregivers and patients with memory loss that is designed to be both enjoyable and therapeutic. Feeling very lucky to live in this area where I can take my parents to something designed exactly for their conditions. "ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimers" is the creator/presenter of this program. If it is not offered where you live, ask for it to come to your community.
The website explains:
A one-of-a-kind film experience, designed specifically for people with memory loss and their care partners. Short clips from classic films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, guided by a moderator.
This program demonstrates how film can be a form of treatment for some of the symptoms associated with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The cinema has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories - the kind that never leave us.