I’m fresh back from a trip to Europe where I met some amazing folks and made several presentations on creative engagement in dementia care. Here are just a few highlights – I’ll post more on each one later.
- gave an overview presentation on creative engagement focusing on TimeSlips in Florence, Italy at the Palaza Vecchio. Later in the day, I gave a two-hour introductory workshop on the TimeSlips method in a theater in the garden of a lovely little bookshop.
- gave a presentation on “From Memory to Imagination: linking generations through creative engagement” at the “Lebensalter” conference hosted by the University of Graz in Bad Aussee, Austria. I was the only presentation in English…so it was a little hard for me to tell how it went!
- presented as part of a two-day workshop on spirituality and dementia care at the University of Zurich’s Zentrum fur Gerontologie. A kindred center to our own Center on Age & Community.
I think we’re all hoping that this trip helped establish a foothold for bringing the TimeSlips creative storytelling method to Switzerland and Italy…stay tuned!