Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Challenge

In 2018, there were an estimated 6 million people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the US, with cases expected to double by 2060. A condition so common in our communities that nearly everyone has had some interaction with or impact from it, Dementia is a societal challenge our communities must work together to address to ensure our elderly are cared for.


How We Help

We are bringing artists, musicians, and other creatives together to use Art to create empathy and understanding for those impacted by Dementia. We do this by collecting and creating a portfolio of work on the topic and then hosting unique experiences using that portfolio. Scroll down to see what we’re working on!

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Empathy Through Art has partnered with the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, Between2Clouds and Friends, and Imurj - The Artists' Cafe to host an Art-A-Thon – an event that bridges artistic expression and charitable giving. Teams of 4-5 artists are tasked with producing multimedia art performances in a Hack-A-Thon style format based on the topic - Building inclusive communities for those with Dementia, Alzheimer's, or other mental health challenges.

Join us from 6-9pm on September 28th to experience multimedia art and live performances. A $10 suggested donation at the door gets you 10 tickets to vote on your favorite creation and helps us raise $ for the Dementia Alliance of NC and Empathy Through Art. The winning team will receive a prize package of local goods.


Art of Mind

Art of Mind was a curated collection of visual art about Alzheimer’s and Dementia and the impact they have on our communities. The exhibit ran for the month of May, 2019, and was located at Imurj and A Place at the Table in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Click any image below to view a larger version. For mobile, turn sideways to see full artist name. To inquire about purchasing a piece visit our contact us page, a portion of sales helps fund this project series.

We kicked off the exhibit with an opening reception that included music, spoken word, and comedy on the topic. Check out the live recordings from the event below!

Our Partners


Behind the Scenes

We’ve had a great time working with our partners to create this project.
Click the button below to see some our behind the scene photos of us all at work!