The Alzheimer's Association program is called "Memories in the Making."
While men and women who have the memory-robbing disease often lose thinking and communications skills, they still have the motor skills and memories to paint, dipping into their past to come up with a new creation.
It's your own expression. It's something that comes from within and everyone can do it.
Nothing has to be perfect.
Artist Gina Reese is their guide. She's part teacher, part cheerleader.
Reese says when people lose their inhibitions, that's not a good thing. But when people lose their inhibitions in an art program, they're more willing to try new things, sometimes things that they wouldn't normally take part in.
Some of the creations are hung on a gallery wall with stories to match. The art may be sold to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.
Reese says this project is more fulfilling than anything else she has done with art.