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Jan 13, 2020 at 8:09 PM

Artis Senior Living of Lexington will offer a free two-part Dementia & the Arts series in January and February designed to educate and involve people with dementia and their caregivers with the benefits of art therapy.

The series begins Jan. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the screening of “I Remember Better When I Paint,” a feature-length international documentary film about the positive impact of creating art and other creative therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The film demonstrates how the creative arts can bypass some of the limitations of dementia.

The documentary will be introduced by registered art therapist Erica Curcio who will also lead a discussion following the film about her experiences working with people living with dementia and seeing these benefits firsthand. A light dinner will be served.

The film will be followed up with an Expressive Therapy Memory Cafe on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. People with dementia and their caregivers can participate in an expressive therapy group that will explore music, movement and create art that they can bring home after the event. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Jan. 27 to Jane Marie Baker at jbaker@artismgmt.com or call 781-538-4534 for one or both events. Both events are located at Artis Senior Living of Lexington, 430 Concord Ave., Lexington.

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