As a photographer, Judith uses her camera as a way of connecting with her husband, who has Alzheimer’s, and to create awareness of the disease. Judith believes that arts education programs give those living with Alzheimer’s an opportunity to use the abilities they have, while also helping caregivers to connect with the patient in a stimulating environment.
2010 marked the launch of SEPIA (Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity and Appreciation), a program designed for seniors who traditionally would be unable to experience MOPA, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. SEPIA provides photography workshops, exhibition-related tours and outreach talks targeted for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Through SEPIA, MOPA is contributing to a national dialogue on creativity and aging. Make a donation.