Alzheimer's Poetry Project

290 20th Street #1L
Brooklyn, NY 11215



The mission of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP) is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. APP conducts workshops for people navigating memory loss. The first half of the workshop is a call-and-response performance—the session leader recites lines of classic, well-loved poems while the group joins together in echoing the words. During the second half of the workshop, these well-known poems serve as inspiration and models for a communal creation of an original group poem. Each session ends with a performance of the group’s newly created poem, giving recognition to the lines and words contributed by the participants. In this initiative, APP seeks to promote community bonding through shared words, passions, and discoveries in the creation and performance of poetry.