DIRECTORY / Multi-Purpose Organizations / Dementia Action Alliance
|Organization:||Dementia Action Alliance|
|Address:||2342 Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046|
|Contact Title:||Chair, Board of Directors|
|Contact Name:||Jackie Pinkowitz|
DAA is a non-profit national advocacy & education organization of people living with dementia, care partners, friends and dementia specialists committed to creating a better country in which to live with dementia. We educate about stigma & misperceptions; support well-being and a focus on the whole person; advocate for inclusion & accommodating dementia as a disability needing compensatory strategies for changing abilities; promote person- and relational-centered care practices; identify beneficial technologies; and connect & engage people as much more can be accomplished working together.
The Dementia Action Alliance is launching a national juried Arts Fest to highlight the vibrant lives, many abilities and creative talents individuals continue to have while living with dementia. Dementia is widely misunderstood and stigmatized, which negatively affects the lives of individuals and families living with dementia. The annual Arts Fest aims to enhance understanding about living with dementia.
The accepted juried artworks will be exhibited during the 2019 National Re-Imagining Dementia Conference at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA June 20 ~ 22, 2019.
We seek entries from individuals living with dementia. Entries are open to ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs, printmaking, collage, mixed-media, sculptures, watercolors, jewelry design, textiles, quilts, and woodworking.