Art Can Reach Fading Minds

Emily Lu, 26, first saw the effects of art on those with Alzheimer’s as a student at Harvard. It inspired her to create the Harvard Alzheimer’s Buddies for the Arts Program. Now as a medical student at Emory University, she created the Museum Moments Program at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. This program was modeled after a program at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Meet me at MoMA, which connects people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s to art. The Museum Moments Program is currently open to those with mild cognitive impairment but Lu hopes that the program will be open to a wider audience later. “I think art is something that speaks to the human condition, to life and aging and all of those moments in life,” said Lu. “It can make you happy and sad. There are no wrong answers.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Helena Oliviero
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