Cognitive Dynamics Partners with Life Bio for Art to Life

Art to Life, the art therapy/life story preservation initiative sponsored by Cognitive Dynamics in collaboration with the University of Alabama Honors College, is excited to partner with LifeBio ( and The Mal and Charlotte Moore Center for Caring Days ( for our Spring semester of 2014.

The program fosters relationships between students and persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, while exploring self-expression in dementia through the benefits of art therapy, validating participants in their current lives and honoring their stories.

The program started in 2011 in partnership with Sowing Seeds of Hope Foundation in Perry County, Alabama.  Since 2011 the program has brought quality of life improvement through art therapy and life story preservation to approximately twenty participants with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as approximately fifty undergraduate Honors students from diverse backgrounds.

One of the program’s goals is the fostering of empathic, cross-generational relationships between students, persons with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

Cognitive Dynamics welcomes the opportunity to utilize Life Bio’s structured and validated life story preservation and presentation methods to enrich course offerings.  We are also fortunate to partner with The Mal and Charlotte Moore Center for Caring Days, the facility where the art therapy will take place.  Caring Days is the longest running adult daycare in Alabama for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia of other causes.