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“PhotoVoice Project” Unique Way to Ease Stigma of Dementia

Posted Oct 31 2012 12:00am

Dear Minding Our Elders Readers: This project is so unique and, to me has such promise, that I want to give it national attention through posting the press release. I'm hoping other dementia support programs will follow suit. - Carol

Compass on the Bay and Standish Village Showcase the “PhotoVoice Project” A unique, inspiring photography exhibit featuring the works of individuals living with memory loss

October 2012 (Boston, MA)Compass on the Bay Memory Support Assisted Living in South Boston and Standish Village Assisted Living of Dorchester announce the opening of The PhotoVoice Project, a distinctive exhibit featuring the photographs and writing of older adults living with memory loss.

The Opening Reception for the exhibit is Monday, November 5, 2012 from 3:00-6:00pm at the South Boston Library, 646 E. Broadway, South Boston. The public is invited to attend to view the works and will have an opportunity to meet the artists. The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

The PhotoVoice Project was developed by several researchers at the University of Michigan to enable individuals with disabilities to identify, represent and articulate aspects of their lives by working with cameras to capture images of interest and then giving meaning to those images through words.

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