I feature a chapter in Forget Memory on TimeSlips, a project I started way back in 1998.
We just got news this a.m. that we received $100,000 from the Langeloth Foundation to support the TimeSlips Online project. This will bring the creative storytelling method that eases the pressure to remember by encouraging people with dementia to use their imaginations. The funding complements support from the Extendicare Foundation, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Picker Fund, and will enable the UWM Center on Age & Community, where the TimeSlips project is based, to put our TimeSlips training online and create a new website. The website will enable people with dementia and their caregivers to do storytelling one-on-one, in a group setting, or in a virtual group – with friends/family who are far away.
We are in the process of gathering proposals from web companies who will create the site for us, and I’ve got one module completed for the online training…so it’s underway!