Artists with Dementia “Drawn To The Light” by Elizabeth Simpson

Virginian Pilot reporter Elizabeth Simpson visited our workshop at The Chrysler Museum of Art on April 27.  “Modern Art Principles and Person-Centered Care for Elders with Dementia” was our wordy topic.  Like Lokon from Scripps Gerontology in Ohio, creator of “Opening Minds Through Art” was our presenter.  Simpson published “Drawn To The Light,” an article which appeared in the Sunday, May 7, 2017 Virginian Pilot’s Health Beat section.

“Lokon urged caregivers to be present and help their elders create art, but to also leave choices to the artists.  There’s a sweet spot where connection and art happen.”

Photo of Like Lokon by Bill Tiernan, The Virginian Pilot