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Virtual Book Reading: Creative Care with MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm| Free
MacArthur Genius Fellow Anne Basting’s newest book, Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia. Now used around the world, this proven method brings light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them.
Join Basting for a book reading and discussion to hear the touching stories that inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia. Basting will also discuss how TimeSlips has adapted to this critical moment in history, and how the ideas in the book can help us use the arts to reach each other in this moment of distancing and quarantine.
About Anne Basting: Basting is Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips.
Basting’s innovative work as an artist and scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is author/editor of multiple books, including the Penelope Project (U of Iowa), Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins), and the forthcoming Creative Care (Harper One). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creativity, and has certified facilitators in 47 states and 18 countries.