The California Brain Health Center is sponsoring an ongoing art project in the Bay Area. Called "the Portrait Project," we are inviting all San Francisco Bay Area residents who experience mild cognitive impairment or dementia to participate in a portrait session. Family members are also welcome to participate. In this session, participants will be photographed by a local artist and a brief interview will be conducted to learn more about the participant's life, before and after they developed cognitive difficulties. Aging and memory loss can be stigmatizing, and we want to help individuals and families share their stories. Overall, participation should take under one hour and participants will receive copies of their photographs. These portraits may be included as part of a larger art collection.

Participation in the Portrait Project is not part of a medical evaluation and is solely an opportunity for individuals and their families to have their stories told through the lens of art. Participants do not need to be patients at CBHC to participate, as this is being sponsored for the Marin County community at large.

Interested in participating? Please call us at 415-877-4408 and let our front desk know that you would like to speak to someone about the Portrait Project. You can also contact us via email at