Museum tours bring dementia sufferers joy, if not memories
A growing number of museums in Israel offer special tours designed to engage elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer's and other impairments.
The 10-person group that arrived at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv about a month ago looked like any group of retirees. They were well dressed and attentive. Some of them carried daypacks, some of the women wore makeup and one man had several cameras slung over his shoulder. They perused the artwork, listened to the tour guide and offered reactions.