With the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota, the MIA's Department of Museum Guide Programs has developed a tour program for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. "Discover Your Story " tours engage individuals in the early and middle stages of Alzheimer's, and their family, friends or care partners, in discussions focused on thematically related artworks in the museum's galleries. Participants are encouraged to discover themselves while reminiscing about, reflecting upon or comparing their own life stories to the stories in works of art.
"Discover Your Story" tours are made available in two ways: groups can reserve a space in advance according to their needs, or a person with memory loss and a friend can register in advance for regularly scheduled tours on the second Friday and Saturday of each month by calling 612 870-3140 . All tours are free; pre-registration is required.