On Memorial Day, I’ll make my way to Pittsburgh to give the Jay L. Foster Community Lecture on Alzheimer’s hosted by the U of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health.
The talk of my title is Forget Memory – Try Imagination. Today I was putting together the powerpoint and included some of the groups I just met/learned about over at the Creating a New Old conference in Ireland.
One of those groups is Spare Tyre, based in London. They have a pretty remarkable program called “Once Upon A Time” which uses mythic storylines in a rich sensory (touch, light, sound, texture etc), process of engaging with people in mid-to late stages of Alzheimer’s. The slide show on their website really captures the power of this work.
Can’t wait to share it, along with so many other great projects out there. Of course I get to share a bit of the Penelope Project and some early ideas on the new project, Shipwrecked!