CREATIVE MINDS CARE
A world where Alzheimer's is nothing but a memory
Our mission is to live in a world without neurodegenerative diseases through the promotion of brain health and advancement of research.
Creative Minds Care, a 501(c)(3) organization, was created with the simple desire to live in a world without Alzheimer's Disease. We are a collective of creative individuals that are on a mission to raise funds for research and solutions for various causes, tackling multiple issues through the vehicle of one social enterprise. Yet at the heart of it all, is eliminating Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases like Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's, and reducing the risk of dementia. As the organization is run by passion and a few core members, it keeps overhead expenses at a minimum so that 100% of all donations go towards advancing research and the promotion of brain health.
Impact to Date
OF ALL DONATIONS GO TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS
PROGRAMS INITIATED SINCE 2019
POTTERY STUDIO IN ASHEVILLE, NC
Creative Minds Care presents Unearthing Treasures at Odyssey Clayworks, a transformative pottery workshop crafted for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's. This initiative offers participants the opportunity to take free workshops, fostering therapeutic and enriching experiences through the art of pottery.
* A 2020 NIH study indicates pottery may benefit those with dementia, promoting enjoyment, creativity, and well-being. Recent research in the American Academy of Neurology Journal found that engaging in artistic activities in middle and old age reduces memory and cognitive problems by 73%, with craft-based activities reducing cognitive issues by 45%.
Creative Minds Care Grant
THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION
FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
Creative Minds Care has partnered with The Michael J. Fox Foundation giving a grant in the amount of $50,000 for research exploring using sleep modulation to enhance the brain's waste clearance mechanisms as an approach to limiting the progression of Parkinson's Disease.
Creative Minds Care Grant
THE WOMEN'S BRAIN INITIATIVE +
THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION PROGRAM
NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Creative Minds Care has partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hospital to support the incredible work of Dr. Lisa Mosconi and The Women's Brain Initiative (WBI) at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology. The grant will be in the amount of $50,000 and the research will explore how estrogen levels impact brain metabolism and predict the presence and burden of Alzheimer's disease pathology in women's brains.
How Menopause Changes the Brain
as featured in The New York Times
Creative Minds Care Neuroscience Fellowship
2022 / 2023
WEILL INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCES
Creative Minds Care has partnered with UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences to create a fellowship of $75,000 to support a UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences scholar who is performing research in neurodegenerative diseases.
Creative Minds Care Scholarship Recipients
2022 / 2023
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM
In a new initiative launched by the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program and Creative Minds Care, two scholars have been named to receive tuition scholarships for $15,000 each for the 2022/23 academic year. Creative Minds Cares supports the career development of young PhD students studying neurodegenerative diseases. The two scholars are Audrey Magsig and Yanilka Soto-Muniz.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund Partnership
Creative Minds Care donated $25,000 to further Alzheimer's research with a focus on how altering the gut microbiome impacts amyloid in the brain.
Creative Minds Care donated $50,000 to further Alzheimer's research with a focus on finding pre-disease biomarkers using artificial intelligence.
Creative Minds Care donated $50,000 to further research in the area of neuroplasticity, and more specifically, neurogenesis.
Creative Minds Care Academy
Creative Minds Care raised $75,000 to build a Primary School in DR Congo for Justice Rising, who aims to bring transformation to areas of conflict through education.