Anne Basting (alumni of our School for Creative Activism) is a pioneer in dementia and elder Care. She “developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination.”
Her new book is called Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care.
Here’s a note from Anne
I have always felt an urgency to getting these tools to caregivers. But in this historical moment, the need is multiplied 1000-fold by the closing of social programs for people with dementia and the desperate need for meaningful engagement with elders now on lockdown.
This book chronicles my story of how I came to find the power of creative care; the elements of it and how it can be infused into care relationships; and how creative care practices can help transform our care systems themselves.
In the moment of COVID19, everyone is a caregiver. And creativity not only is a helpful tool, it’s our new way of being in this unprecedented time.
I hope you find these stories both soothing and inspiring. The team at my non-profit TimeSlips is working furiously to bring more and more creative engagement tools to caregivers in every setting. Sign up for their newsletter to get a weekly dose of Creative Care – inspiring prompts to help spark your imagination and engagements.
I’m offering a daily dose of Creative Care on my Facebook page.
Let your imagination soar… and may you be well.