michigan alzheimer's association http://michiganradio.org en Meet me at the DIA: A journey into art, and memory http://michiganradio.org/post/meet-me-dia-journey-art-and-memory <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever watched a love one suffer through memory loss, you know they lose more than just their ability to remember even the most basic things.</p><p>They can lose their ability to relate&mdash;and become strangers to themselves, and the people who care for them.</p><p>But a new program at the Detroit Institute of Arts tries to ease that experience with what might seem like an unorthodox treatment: talking about art.</p><p><strong>One Saturday morning: &ldquo;Meet me at the DIA&rdquo;</strong></p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:20:21 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7824 at http://michiganradio.org Meet me at the DIA: A journey into art, and memory DIA launches program for Alzheimer's patients http://michiganradio.org/post/dia-launches-program-alzheimers-patients <p>The Detroit Institute of Arts is taking the first step toward building a program for Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients and their caregivers.</p><p>The DIA and the Michigan Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association have been trying to launch the &ldquo;Minds on Art&rdquo; program for more than a year. But it&rsquo;s stalled from lack of funding.</p><p>But the groups decided to hold an initial session anyway, and hope to expand the program.</p><p>The program offers gallery tours for patients and caregivers. Renee Grant is a DIA docent who trained to work with Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:53:50 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3620 at http://michiganradio.org DIA launches program for Alzheimer's patients