Hello, Sweet Spirits! Ready for another peek inside the underbelly of the museum world? This is your lucky day! Jeff has a fascinating conversation with Jessica Ruhle, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, where she founded “Reflections,” a program for visitors with dementia and their care givers. Ruhle is a graduate of Davidson College with a masters from George Washington University. She also kicks butt in roller derby. You don't want to miss this episode!
Connecting with loved ones who suffer dementia is increasingly difficult as the disease progresses. But programs that bring these individuals to art shows unexpected interactions and clarity.