This program offers:
- Social engagement
- Safe, challenging and fun environment to engage imagination and creativity
- Opportunity to learn new and helpful communication strategies and life skills
- Enhanced coping skills and quality of life
The Memory Ensemble is a collaboration between the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease and the Lookingglass Theatre Company. It was conceived by Darby Morhardt (Mesulam Center) and Christine Mary Dunford (LTC) in late 2009 in response to an unmet need for challenging and supportive creative learning opportunities for people experiencing memory loss. This is a multiweek, improvisational theater experience for people with memory loss. Improvisational theater is a form of acting in which actors use techniques to perform spontaneously. Throughout the workshops, ensemble members learn to use their instincts, creativity and spontaneity as they work together to explore and create improvisational theater.