TimeSlips: More Than an Activity
When I was just a senior in high school, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I struggled with the news at first, but after a pivotal meeting with a professor of mine, TimeSlips founder Anne Basting, I was given hope. Once exposed to the beautiful world of TimeSlips, I quickly realized that it was much more than a fun activity to do.
Care Homes as Cultural Centers - What Does that Mean?
The I Won't Grow Up Project is a collaboration between TimeSlips and Signature Health Care to transform 12 rural nursing homes into cultural centers. What does that mean exactly? A cultural center is a place that promotes the creation and expression of culture and the arts. It is a place where communities come together and bond in the process of articulating the world as they imagine it. It is a place of value and meaning. It isn't easy. But it is, most often, a place of celebration of human skills, dreams, and visions. Could we really do that in a nursing home?
Do you ever feel like you've lost a loved one with dementia? I sure did. But I learned that it doesn't have to be that way.