Art therapy and Alzheimer’s treatment – the latest Rooted in Rights podcast is here

Framed painting of flowers in a vase, with Episode 104: Art Therapy and Alzheimer's TreatmentIn our latest episode, we discuss the relationship between art and Alzheimer’s treatment with Marilyn Raichle. Raichle has contributed considerable insight to our societal understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. She is the founder of The Art of Alzheimer’s, a project which works with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and shares the artwork they create in an exhibition called The Artist Within.

In this podcast, we talk with Raichle to explore the idea of art therapy, a popular trend in the treatment of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia which offers a form of expression for people who don’t communicate verbally and is believed to have stimulating effects on the brain.

Listen now to Art therapy and Alzheimer’s treatment, and share your comments.


Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.