On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity | Anne Basting, PhD

The Frye Art Museum, in partnership with Aging Wisdom and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, presents “On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity,” a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

Join Anne Basting, PhD, author of Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, spoke with Mary Jane Knecht, Manager, Creative Aging Programs at the Frye Art Museum.

A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Basting pioneers a radical change in how we interact with people who struggle with dementia. Basting’s proven methods use storytelling and active listening to stimulate the brain and awaken imagination. Rooted in twenty-five years of research, Creative Care offers encouragement and creative techniques on how to bring connection, light and joy to the lives of elders and to those who care for them.

Anne Basting, PhD is a leader in transforming aging and elder care and a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. She is the founder of the nonprofit Timeslips, which implements her innovative approach to memory care, and is the author of three previous books, The Stages of Age, Forget Memory, and The Penelope Project. Her work as founding director of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Center for Age and Community was also featured in the PBS documentary The Penelope Project (2011).

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