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Personhood and Dementia

2018 Workshop: November 1, 2018

Karen StobbeKaren Stobbe will return again this year as our keynote speaker and will also do an interactive training session.  You may remember that Karen was our speaker in 2015. Karen is the director of In the Moment, an organization that uses improvisation to help train caregivers as they deal with the effects of Alzheimer's/dementia on their loved ones and patients.  She has personal experience as a caregiver for family members with the disease.  Karen and her husband, Mondy Carter, wrote a book titled Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh and also have a performance by the same name. 

During the morning session Karen's topic is titled "Changing Our Behavior, Rethinking Our Perspective About Dementia."  We'll also have a caregivers panel to discuss using creativity in the care partner role.  The afternoon session will be interactive. The guidelines of Improvisation and the guidelines of being with a person with dementia are parallel. This session will illustrate those parallels and how to change your approach so it allows you and the person you care for to have a better quality of life. 

We hope you will join us in spending the day with Karen. 

 

The Personhood and Dementia Event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested is invited to attend. No registration is required. Parking is free of charge.

From the Director

"We are doing this workshop because we have recognized the high demands placed on formal and informal caregivers of persons with dementia. Recent practice has shown the benefits of the arts for persons with cognitive loss. Because medical advances have helped people to live longer, more and more of us will be afflicted with these problems. It is important for us to find solutions that focus on quality of life for this population."

— Gayle Doll, Director
K-State Center on Aging