Amy L. Harris and Monica Jane Frisell came together to work on The Creative Connections Project in March of 2015. 

Amy L. Harris is a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). In her 15 years of working with people with dementia, Amy has witnessed firsthand how creativity offers individuals with dementia an opportunity for meaningful experiences and positive social interactions. As an artist herself, Amy understands the importance creativity plays in living a full and emotionally rich life especially for people who have dementia. The creative/rhythmic centers of the brain may maintain functionality long after other complex cognitive skills begin to decompensate. It is highly advantageous to engage these areas of the brain regularly for enhanced functioning. To see Amy's watercolor art please visit her website: www.amyharris.org Contact Amy at harris.amylucy@gmail.com


Amy L. Harris is a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). In her 15 years of working with people with dementia, Amy has witnessed firsthand how creativity offers individuals with dementia an opportunity for meaningful experiences and positive social interactions. As an artist herself, Amy understands the importance creativity plays in living a full and emotionally rich life especially for people who have dementia. The creative/rhythmic centers of the brain may maintain functionality long after other complex cognitive skills begin to decompensate. It is highly advantageous to engage these areas of the brain regularly for enhanced functioning.

To see Amy's watercolor art please visit her website: www.amyharris.org
Contact Amy at harris.amylucy@gmail.com

Monica Jane Frisell is an artist specializing in photography and video. She has worked for 5+ years as a professional photographer all over the country. Monica has extensive experience photographing people in creative spaces and in private formal portrait settings. Monica believes in the connection between people and strives to document that in her photographs. To see Monica’s artwork online at: www.monicafrisell.com. Contact Monica at monica.frisell@gmail.com


Monica Jane Frisell is an artist specializing in photography and video. She has worked for 5+ years as a professional photographer all over the country. Monica has extensive experience photographing people in creative spaces and in private formal portrait settings. Monica believes in the connection between people and strives to document that in her photographs.

To see Monica’s artwork online at: www.monicafrisell.com.
Contact Monica at monica.frisell@gmail.com

Christine Waresak, a Seattle based editor and writer, assisted with text on this website.