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The same disease process that
makes it difficult for the brain to organize information
can also release its creativity.


People with dementia are highly creative, capable of deeply intuitive and inspiring interpretations of their surroundings. Participation in activities involving art stimulates those enhanced creative and observation skills, promoting the formation of healthy neuropathways connecting memories, visual-spatial and language abilities.

Environments promoting creativity also enhance dopamine pathways of the limbic system, generating lasting feelings of wellbeing and self worth – feelings precious to those living with dementia and their caregivers.

Cultural Connections invites families to experience creative environments together through the guidance of specially trained docents who will share their knowledge and guide the experience for you.

Join us for unique cultural excursions led by specially trained docents for people with memory loss and a family member or care partner. Cultural Connections is open to caregivers and people with early stage dementia. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here for the brochure with registration information.

To find out more, call Luciana Cramer at 805.892.4259 or email her at

Thank you to our cultural partners:



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.