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Personhood and Dementia

2018 Workshop: November 1, 2018

Karen Stobbe will return again this year as our keynote speaker and will also do an interactive training session as well.  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 a family member 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.  We hope you will join us in spending the day with Karen. 

More details to follow. Watch this page for further updates about our 2018 program!

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

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