Multisensory Systems to Participate in USC Forum – “Memories of the Way We Were” – June 22, 2013

“Memories of the Way We Were”

June 22, 2013, from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Institute For Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Keck School of Medicine, USC.


The final forum of the current art exhibit theme “Aging People/Aging Planet”


The forum will focus on the importance of preserving memories through oral history, Alzheimer’s/Dementia research and treatment, music and art therapy for Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients, an arts based caregiver support group and the effects of cross generational interaction. A key goal of this forum is to inform those in attendance of the new approaches and technologies being explored (combining arts and sciences) for Alzheimer’s/dementia treatment and have them connect with our presenters as resources to share innovations or form partnerships with those professionals that can envision another application for the approaches being showcased.

Presenters in order:

  • Robert Horsting, Oral Historian/Filmmaker, screening “Citizen Tanouye”, recording memories through oral history
  • Dr. Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD, Physician Associate & Gerontologist. Assistant Clinical Professor Dept’s of Neurology, Family Medicine & Gerontology, the Memory and Aging Center, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Director, Rancho/USC California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Senior PA staff, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.
  • Joshua Grill, PhD, Researcher, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA
  • Intermission
  • Frances Kakugawa, an Alzheimer’s caregiver, support group founder, poet and author
  • Stacie Dawes, M.A., LMFT , Pacifica Senior Living in Northridge, presenting the Music & Memory program
  • Kanako Kusano of Keiro Senior Health Care and Phyllis Chang of Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland, presenting the Memories in the Making program
  • One Generation Day Care (seniors and pre-school children), cross generational care.
  • MultiSensory Systems has invented and patented a unique system and methodology that provides users a dramatic new experience. This system integrates time-coordinated olfactory experience with other senses, including strategically placed multi-channel tactile vibroacoustic devices, controlled motion and three-dimensional sound. Any facility that benefits from creating or maintaining the psychological well-being, or minimizing stress or trauma levels of its guests, may benefit from the use of the MultiSensory Stimulation System. This proprietary technology will be presented by Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Doug Nelson and Co-Founder, Zubin Levy.
FREE admission. Please RSVP by 6/20: For more info contact Robert Horsting, Steering Committee Chair, “Memories of the Way We Were” Forum: 818-913-0640.
Institute For Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033-9075.

The Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, located at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, serves as an art-framed forum for open minded, deliberative discussions on complex social issues that interface with the creative process and findings of research in molecular biology, health and social systems. Since 2000, the Gallery has offered a wide range of exhibits and symposiums on the USC Health Sciences Campus. This year the Gallery is proud to present the profound “Aging People/Aging Planet” exhibition by Mary Lou Dauray and Orna Makleff, which vividly depicts and portrays the all too real ongoing impact of climate change on the elderly and aging populations of the world. As the final forum of this exhibit we present “Memories of the Way We Were”

Lynn Crandall, Director, USC IGM Art Gallery,
Click here to download “Memories Form Info” with directions to event

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