How can the arts influence your caregiving experience? This will be the focus of the inaugural Loraine Halis Lecture on the Art and Science of Caregiving, hosted by CaringKind, New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving for more than three decades. Join other Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers as a world-renowned architect details how caring for his mother with Alzheimer’s inspired him to return to his first love of painting portraits which capture the dimensions of time and memory. Participants will also hear how CaringKind’s connect2culture® program partners with NYC’s cultural institutions in helping caregivers and the person in their care build stronger connections to one another while simultaneously experiencing the joy of art. Speakers include:
• Jed A. Levine, moderator, CaringKind’s Executive Vice President and Director of Programs and Services.
• Mark Dziewulski, a full-time caregiver to his mother, is an accomplished artist and architect exploring issues of memory, movement, and recognition. This fascination with movement and time has driven and informed all Dziewulski’s work and has greatly influenced his caregiving.
• Laura Sloan is the Manager of Docent and Access Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art and oversees the Mindful Connections program for visitors with memory loss and their care partners.
• Meredith Wong is a museum educator who has worked in art museums and education for over 15 years. She now manages the cultural initiative, connect2culture®, at CaringKind.
The Loraine Halis Lecture on the Art and Science of Caregiving is designed to recognize caregiving as an important social, political, policy, and spiritual issue that merits thoughtful discussion and discourse. Registration is required.