Memories in the Making: Facilitator Training

Become a trained art facilitator and learn how to engage and communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s disease through painting. Memories in the Making allows self-expression under the guidance of an art facilitator trained specifically to work with individuals with memory loss and dementia.

The painting process is tailored to provide structure and support for the participant, while at the same time allowing them to create their own message on paper.

It is common for participants to paint memories from long ago or use images to express what they can no longer communicate using words. Classes are held in a group setting to allow conversation and reminiscing of life experiences. It can also be a one-on-one activity with a family member or through in-home care by a professional caregiver.

After taking this class you will:

  • Recognize the symptoms of dementia

  • Understand the principles and techniques of compassionate communication

  • Describe how artistic expression can benefit people with dementia

  • Practice techniques that improve communication with Memories in the Making® artists

Memories in the Making – Continuing Education Policies

This event offer the following CEUs for professionals: RCFE, NHAP, & CAMFT/BBS. For the Memories in the Making continuing education policies, click here.

Memories in the Making Manual

Can’t attend the training in person? For the most comprehensive understanding and usage of the manual, it is highly recommended to attend training first. The manual is available for purchase at the training, as it will continue to offer guidance and act as a reference for questions that may arise.

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Topics addressed in the manual:

  • History of the program

  • Validation Therapy

  • Research supporting Memories in the Making

  • Starting a program and conducting classes

  • Hints for engaging Alzheimer’s artists

  • Alzheimer’s disease – description and stages

Reference Materials