This Friday NBC’s Today Show is airing a story on a remarkable creative storytelling project called TimeSlips designed to support growth for people with dementia and their caregivers.
TimeSlips is an improvizational story-telling method that “replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.” Originally launched in 1998 as a person-centered approach to dementia care, the method as been developed into a collaborative online tool at www.TimeSlips.org that anyone can use to express themselves and connect with others.
The goal of TimeSlips is to inspire people to express themselves no matter their cognitive ability and to help others to see beyond the loss of memory and to recognize the strengths of people living with dementia. Long-term care facilities and caregivers can undergo training and certification in the TimeSlips method to transform dementia care through creative engagement.
You can catch the TimeSlips segment on NBC between 8:30-9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 25. The Today Show shot the segment at Luther Manor and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) and interviewed founder Ann Bastings. Ann emailed to say:
The crew, including reporter Jenna Bush really “got” the person-centered power of the creative storytelling method that is based right here at UWM. We are hopeful that this will be a positive and supportive spotlight on educating the country about dementia, as well as the power of the arts!
Watch the video to learn more and visit www.TimeSlips.org.