Episode 9: Opening Minds Through Art - Using Art to Bring Joy to People with Dementia
Mar 4th, 2021 by Ruth Frost Parker Center
In this episode, we meet Elizabeth Lokon, founder of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA). OMA, which is based at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio, provides a research based arts program for people with dementia. This intergenerational program is being used in over 200 facilities across the U.S. and Canada.
In our second segment, we will visit the memory neighborhood at Trinity Community at Beavercreek, and hear about how OMA has impacted their residents. Amy Kotterman, Director of Customer Experience for United Church Homes, tells the story.
Finally, we hear the story of Jenny Haack, an artist who did art with a person with dementia who was still at home.