Bringing Art to Life – Chicago to be Featured at Alzheimer’s Foundation Conference

Bringing Art to Life – Chicago (BATL-C), an innovative intergenerational expressive arts program for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is being highlighted at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Concepts in Care Educational Conference in Chicago on October 19. The program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

A team from BATL-C will present the program from the standpoint of the student director (Angela Ray), neurologist and co-founder of the program (Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN), expressive arts therapist (Allison DeSantis, MA, LCPC) facility administrator (Ann Brennan), and a Chicago-based cognitive neurologist lead faculty (Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD).

BATL-C was piloted in 2016 in collaboration with Chicago Methodist Senior Services and Northside College Preparatory School, with support from High Socks for Hope Foundation.

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