Memories in the Making®

What is Memories in the Making®?

Introduced in 1988, Memories in the Making® is the signature art program of Alzheimer’s Orange County.  Painting classes are tailored for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and occur at assisted living communities and adult day centers on a weekly basis. Memories in the Making differs from traditional arts and crafts classes offered for the elderly because they focus on creative expression as a form of non-verbal communication.

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The benefits of Memories in the Making can include:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • A productive outlet for emotions
  • Increased attention span and focus
  • Activation of brain neurons
  • An opportunity to socialize, thus reducing isolation
  • Recollection and expression of past memories
  • A way to reconnect with loved ones

Public Display of Memories in the Making® Art

Each year the paintings are submitted to Alzheimer’s Orange County for entry into the Memories in the Making Art Exhibition. Select paintings are framed and displayed to validate the participant’s abilities, provide awareness for the disease and raise funds.

Memories in the Making paintings are available, on loan, as a way of educating and engaging the public in our quest for a world without Alzheimer’s. Help us raise awareness of the disease and become a community supporter by displaying original paintings. Art is available for purchase, allowing interested parties to further support our cause by raising funds.

For art availability contact Brianne EllsworthMemories in the Making Program Coordinator at 949.955.9000

Memories in the Making Training

Interested in Memories in the Making training?

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Call For Artists: Seeking entries for an art exhibition

Alzheimer’s Orange County is looking for artists to contribute to the Memories in the Making® Art Collection. Learn more here!

Community Partners that offer Memories in the Making