On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck will host the 17th Annual The New Jewish Home Stein Lecture on Alzheimer’s Disease. The focus of this year’s program will be the benefits of creative art therapies for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Dr. Mary Mittelman, Director of the Psychosocial Research and Support Program at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Center for Cognitive Neurology, and Dr. James Noble, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center’s Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, will have a conversation about the importance of such therapies and about their own creative solutions to easing the isolation and suffering of those with the disease.
Dr. Mittelman and her colleagues have created The Unforgettables, a chorus of dementia patients and their friends and family members. Dr. Nobel is the President of the board of Arts & Minds, a nonprofit that works with museums to engage those suffering from dementia in art-centered activities. A short video about each program will be screened.
The evening will conclude with a Q&A with the audience followed by a cocktail reception.
The event is free, but reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. To register, click here: https://jewishhome.org/steinlecture