Here is info on the 2014 Conference


Workshops are:

Learn easy to implement ideas and methods to help you learn to bring creativity to the lives of older adults and to your own life. The day is structured so each participant will experience all the

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project:
In this workshop you will perform well-loved poems using “call and response” and create an original group poem.

Discover Your Story:
You will learn to use art to spark conversations, create stories, and build community. This workshop will take place in the museum galleries.

Hands-on Art Making:
Learn tried and true examples of easy to implement approaches to creating art.

This uplifting and fun workshop will focus on creating songs and music. While Lifesongs take place in hospice, these creative methods and techniques may be used in a wide range of settings.

Workshops Leaders

Workshops will be led by: Gary Glazner, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project; Alysha Shaw, Life Songs; Jane Tygesson, Discover Your Story; Ruth Dennis, Vista Living; and Jytte Lokvig, Alzheimer’s Café. Poet Stuart Hall will be the featured guest artist.

Partnering Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter; Alzheimer’s Café; Alzheimer’s Poetry Project; Discover Your Story, Minneapolis Institute of Art; Institute of American Indian Arts, Creative Writing Department; Institute of Dementia Education & Art; Life Songs; New Mexico Literary Arts and Vista Living Communities. The conference is in support the New Mexico Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia State Plan, with the support of: The Office of Governor Susana Martinez; New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.