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"TIME SLIPS STORY TELLING PROJECT" PROGRAM

WHATAn improvisational storytelling workshop for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia that shifts the pressure and emphasis away from memories and factual reminiscence, to opening and validating the imagination.
WHYNew stories created and told by those with dementia can capture hopes, dreams, regrets, fears, humor, and desires and help them connect with staff, family, and friends in ways that they perhaps could not do before.
WHEREThe Center on Age & Community.
Managing Director- Sue Braden.
University of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI, USA.


Program Description


"Their productivity comes not from what they can remember,
but what they can imagine."

-source: NBC Today Show

The "Time Slips Story Telling Project" memory program inspires seniors and others with dementia to focus on telling stories through imagination rather than relying on momories and facts and is a unique mind fitness program.

Through storytelling it is often discovered that those with dementia have much to offer and share with the gift of their imagination.

Seniors and others with dementia experiment with a prompt such as a picture and allow for sensations, sounds, gestures, word fragments and sentences to form.

"Time Slips Story Telling Project" workshops are approximately 4 hours.

"Time Slips" offers training, certification, and consulting for individual facilitators such as: caregivers and also for organizations such as nursing homes, adult day care, senior centers, universities, Alzheimer’s associations and other aging services providers who would like to use this creative program as a part of their dementia care.

Some of the stories created in "Time Slips" by those with dementia have gone on to be used for outreach purposes in the form of plays based on characters in the stories or by displaying sculptures of the fictional characters at museums.

Stories written by those with dementia can be read on the "Time Slips Story Telling Project's website.

The aim of the "Time Slips Story Telling Project" memory program is to inspire seniors and others with dementia to share their imaginations, allow for others to see beyond memory loss and to recognize the strengths of people with dementia, and to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers.
source:timeslips.org

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