MFA Seeks Participants for Memory Focus Group

Deadline: September 20

Did you know art has incredible benefits to your mental health and well-being? Viewing or creating art can trigger memories and emotions, enhance communication and stimulate a variety of brain activities, such as retention, pattern recognition and motor skills.

Now, imagine how those benefits would impact the life of someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is planning Museums, Memories and Art, an arts-focused program for people living with memory disorder and their care partners.

To gather the input we need to shape this program, we are looking for individuals with early to mid-stage dementia and the primary person who cares for them to join us for a small group discussion on Saturday, September 28.

Those who are selected will attend one of two 90-minute sessions, each with eight participants (four pairs). As a gesture of our appreciation, we will offer a small gift to each guest.

If you would like to participate, please call our study partners at 813-769-2900 and ask for the Museum Focus Group by September 20.

To learn more about the program, contact Associate Curator of Public Programs Margaret Murray at