Our Story: The I’m Still Here Foundation was founded in 1996 by Dr. John Zeisel to promote and support the I’m Still Here principles for persons living with dementia (PLWD), a non-pharmacological approach to the care and treatment of memory loss and dementia. Dr. Zeisel’s book, I’m Still Here: a New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care, published in 2009, established this paradigm-shifting approach in how dementia is viewed and treated. Several of the Foundation’s programs are described in the book which also establishes the scientific and practical basis for the I’m Still Here approach. The broad reach of the book with sales in the tens of thousands is convincing evidence of the power of the I’m Still Here principles. The Foundation fosters use of the visual arts and cultural events throughout communities and in care facilities to support persons living with dementia to remain engaged and fulfilled and to help caregivers maintain meaningful relationships. The Foundation is well known for its influential Artists for Alzheimer’s (ARTZ) programs which have served thousands of Persons Living With Dementia. The Foundation also developed the Meet Me at the Museum program, first implemented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and adopted by museums world-wide since its inception in 2001. The parallel Meet Me at the Movies program, launched in Boston years later, has been adopted by organizations in Seattle as well as Paris (France) and many others. The Foundation’s reach is thus both national and international. It Takes a Village was originally piloted in Brookline, Massachusetts, and is the basis for a vibrant monthly and weekly citywide program for PLWD in Seattle called Momentia. In 2020, the Foundation turned its attention to helping communities, organizations and care facilities to develop and implement these and other innovative life-giving programs for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Our grants provide seed funds to launch programs that utilize the I’m Still Here principles.
Contact: Mary Anne Grant PHONE: 781-816-5151 EMAIL: info@imstillhere.org I’m Still Here 7 Wainwright Road #35 Winchester, MA 01890
A life fulfilling approach to living with dementia
Our Story: The I’m Still Here Foundation was founded in 1996 by Dr. John Zeisel to promote and support the I’m Still Here principles for persons living with dementia (PLWD), a non-pharmacological approach to the care and treatment of memory loss and dementia. Dr. Zeisel’s book, I’m Still Here: a New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care, published in 2009, established this paradigm-shifting approach in how dementia is viewed and treated. Several of the Foundation’s programs are described in the book which also establishes the scientific and practical basis for the I’m Still Here approach. The broad reach of the book with sales in the tens of thousands is convincing evidence of the power of the I’m Still Here principles. The Foundation fosters use of the visual arts and cultural events throughout communities and in care facilities to support persons living with dementia to remain engaged and fulfilled and to help caregivers maintain meaningful relationships. The Foundation is well known for its influential Artists for Alzheimer’s (ARTZ) programs which have served thousands of Persons Living With Dementia. The Foundation also developed the Meet Me at the Museum program, first implemented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and adopted by museums world- wide since its inception in 2001. The parallel Meet Me at the Movies program, launched in Boston years later, has been adopted by organizations in Seattle as well as Paris (France) and many others. The Foundation’s reach is thus both national and international. It Takes a Village was originally piloted in Brookline, Massachusetts, and is the basis for a vibrant monthly and weekly citywide program for PLWD in Seattle called Momentia. In 2020, the Foundation turned its attention to helping communities, organizations and care facilities to develop and implement these and other innovative life-giving programs for persons living with dementia and their care partners. Our grants provide seed funds to launch programs that utilize the I’m Still Here principles.
Contact: Mary Anne Grant PHONE: 781-816-5151 EMAIL: info@imstillhere.org I’m Still Here 7 Wainwright Road #35 Winchester, MA 01890
A life fulfilling approach to living with dementia