Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia

Educator Workshop

In partnership with MAC (Museum Access Consortium)

We estimate there are 250,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in New York City. With this number increasing over the next few years, cultural institutions have a unique opportunity to combat the feelings of isolation through community building programs for this audience. This two-hour workshop will focus on best practices in engaging people with dementia and their caregivers.

It will be grounded in New York’s unique population, the resources for deepening current programs and beginning new ones that serve diverse older New Yorkers. The
workshop will include breakout sessions to discuss your ideas and barriers for these programs.

Audio and Powerpoint resources


Francesca Rosenberg, Museum of Modern Art

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Miranda Appelbaum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Carolyn Halpin Healy, Arts & Minds

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Barbara Johnson Stemler, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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