Introduction to The Apollo Project (TAP)
Current research has shown positive correlations between engaging in poetry and cognitive well being in patients with Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia. TAP seeks to utilize these connections as well as proven strategies of social interaction to benefit Alzheimer patients through the composition and artistic display of poetry.
The name of the program itself is inspired by Apollo, the Greek god of both poetry and healing- which are two central ideas of TAP. The logo of the program features blue flowers, which symbolizes living with dementia, and the purple color scheme of TAP corresponds with the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement.