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The Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders at SIU Medicine received a grant from the King’s Daughters Organization for the fourth year in a row

September 4, 2020

The King’s Daughters Organization awarded the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) a grant for $7,724 to support our Minds in Motion and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) Beyond the Medical Center programs through 2021. 


Minds in Motion, based on a program developed by Sandy Burgener, was designed to improve or maintain the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of persons with memory loss or dementia.  Meaningful activities are provided through brain games, creative activities, group interaction and socialization.  CADRD has provided the Minds in Motion program to over 1,000 participants and caregivers since its inception 2017. 


OMA was developed by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami (Ohio) University as an evidenced-based, intergenerational, art-making program for persons with memory loss.  Its failure-free approach provides opportunities for creativity and self-expression.  CADRD added the OMA program to our Beyond the Medical Center offerings in 2017.  Since then, CADRD has provided the OMA program to hundreds of participants. 


We are thankful for the King's Daughters Organization’s continued support of CADRD’s Beyond the Medical Center programs.