Join Our Study


Research shows that quality of life can change for people and their families after a diagnosis of memory loss. Research also suggests that participating in the arts may help improve quality of life. However, our understanding of how the arts change the body or mind to improve quality of life is limited. Results from a previous study completed here suggested that the movement and social interactions in an improvisational movement class had separate effects on the body and mind that improved quality of life in people with early-stage memory loss. The study we are asking you to participate in is designed to better understand how improvisational movement and social interactions affect the bodies and minds of people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. This research is in collaboration with WFU and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

If you think you or a loved one qualify please contact our study team. 336-713-(MOVE) OR 336-713-(6683)

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Join Our Weekly Classes

Academy of Dance Arts
Every Monday, 9:00-10:00 am

1425 W 1st St Winston-Salem, NC — 27101
All people with Parkinson's Disease and their care partners are welcome with a doctor's permission.


Tab Williams Adult Day Center
Every Wednesday, 3:00-3:45 pm

231 Melrose St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 724-2155
This is a movement class taught to people with dementia at the day center. Please contact them for more information about their services and how they might suit you.


Lifelong Learning Class
Every Second Monday of the Month, 11:30-12:30 pm

200 Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 725-1120

All Lifelong Learners, as well as potential guests, are welcome to take this movement class, which is seated in chairs. Please visit the website to find out more.



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Arts and Health Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides entertaining and inspirational art programs for patients, their families, and employees. The group works to enhance the well-being and health of patients and family members as well as enrich the overall culture of the Medical Center. Programs feature performances from local musicians, singing groups comprised of employees, and visual art displays located throughout the hospital.

Arts for Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people facing serious illnesses and disabilities. The organization hosts educational art programs intended to enrich patients’ lives, lift their spirits, and encourage positive experiences with healthcare. Today, Arts for Life supports over 6,000 patients, siblings, and family members annually in hospitals and communities across North Carolina.

Creative Aging Network of North Carolina works with service organizations across the state to enhance the well-being of older residents through creative arts programming, education, and training. They offer a variety of programs for older adults, including interactive workshops an on-site classes. They also provide services for arts and healthcare professionals such as educational workshops, individual consultations, and interactive presentations.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University works to bring together community members, medical researchers, museum professionals, and university faculty and students. The museum’s Reflections Project provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors who live with memory loss and their care partners. These tours started in 2014 when the museum partnered with the Duke Family Support Program, which provides information, care tips, and support groups for families facing Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders.