Health  France Project #23980

Use ART to change peoples' lives with Alzheimer's

by Action culturelle Alzheimer Vetted since 2016 Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Persons with Alzheimer's are often socially isolated, which contributes to the further decline of their capacities. ARTZ needs your support to develop and offer virtual visits of museums which could permit patients to experience visits at home, accompanied by a trained volunteer or a family member. This tool represents a way to provide cognitive stimulation and to sustain self-esteem and quality of life. The visits are rich in content and include high quality reproductions of works of art.

$20,000
total goal
$11,162
remaining
60
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The demand is immense: There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017; an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. Because of the increasing number of people age 65 and older in the United States, particularly the oldest-old, the number of new cases of Alzheimer's and other dementias is projected to soar. In 2016, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.2 billion hours of unpaid assistance to

Solution

Together we can provide immense benefits to patients with Alzheimer's and related dementia. We can: - Prevent loss of autonomy - Stimulate cognitive and motor functions - Repair and/or sustain self-esteem - Stimulate relational capacities and social contacts

Long-Term Impact

Going Virtual, going global through Technology: In 2016, the association created a website offering virtual visits which permits patients to experience visits at home, accompanied by a trained family member or community service volunteer. Your support will dramatically expand the scope of the help brought by our association, even to those who are home-bound because of geographical, mobility, or other health challenges.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.actionculturellealzheimer.org
Association Web site

Organization Information

Action culturelle Alzheimer

Location: Paris - France
Website: http:/​/​www.actionculturellealzheimer.org
Project Leader:
Barotte Cindy
Executive director
Paris, France
$8,838 raised of $20,000 goal
 
71 donations
$11,162 to go
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