Art museum's conference workshop to feature Alzheimer's Poetry Project PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 March 2013 09:10
TOLEDO - The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, and the Toledo Museum of Art are hosting Poetry and Art, a conference featuring the ground-breaking work of poet and author Gary Glazner and his Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP).
The workshop will be held next Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.
Poetry and Art will focus on using visual art as an inspiration for the performance and creation of poetry for persons in all stages of Alzheimer's disease, including the late stage.
A performance using the museum's own art will also take place for people who have dementia and their care partners.
A closed, private training session is also being held for TMA docents and staff.
Glazner is the founder and executive director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. The APP has been featured on NBC's Today show, NPR's Weekend Edition, Voice of America and the New Zealand National Radio. These broadcasts and news stories have reached over 20 million people and helped keep the issue of quality, innovative care for people living with Alzheimer's in the public's mind.
The workshop is appropriate for health care professionals, individuals with early stage memory loss, family and friends and other interested persons. The program is approved for 1 1/2 clock hours of continuing professional education for social workers.  
Call 1-800-272-3900 for registration materials.

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