The new TimeSlips.orgwebsite is now available to the world – so go ahead world! Start playing!
Several years in the making, this site was designed to bring creative storytelling (and a bit of joyful play) to people with cognitive disabilities wherever they live.
Here’s what we hope to be a common scenario:
Patty lives at home with her husband Ron who is having great difficulties with cognition and memory. They visit the site, sign in, pick an image they like, and start telling a story together right there on the computer. They use the “collaborate” feature to invite their son (who has stopped calling because he doesn’t know what to say…) to tell the story with them. His answers are hilarious. As are Patty and Ron’s. They also invite Ron’s best friend Bill (who now lives too far away to visit) to tell the story with them and their son. Together, they create a story that reflects a rich array of humor, love, longing, sorrow, and joy. Patty “publishes” the story on the site and emails it to their whole network of family and friends. The next day, Patty receives an email request to tell a story from one of their daughter who lives several states away.
Sharing joy. Growing. Playing. Finding a way to reach each other. That’s what the new website can do.
It can also be used in group and facility-based care settings as a way to engage groups of residents/participants, and as a way to connect with families.
One needn’t take the training to play on the site. But we do recommend it. And the training is actually really fun. Lots of videos and a newly written/designed training manual.
Enjoy. And tell your friends. This site can be an amazing tool for families with dementia, but only if they KNOW about it!