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K-State’s Center on Aging to host Personhood and Dementia workshop

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The K-State Center on Aging, located in the College of Human Ecology, will present their annual event, Personhood and Dementia, on Thursday, November 1. The event will be held in the Hartford Room at the Bluemont Hotel with sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Karen Stobbe, founder of In the Moment, will be this year’s speaker. Stobbe will guide participants through an interactive day of improvisation as guests learn to use improv to increase interaction and encourage joy in dementia care. She will lead the group in rethinking their own perspective of dementia and teach them easy ways to use improvisational techniques, helping guests acquire skills to improve connection and quality of life for people with dementia and their care partners.

Guests will also hear from a Caregivers Panel who will discuss using creativity to maintain personhood in the care partner role. The panel will feature Deborah Murray, K-State English instructor, and a scene from her original play about caregiving and dementia titled “Numb and Number”.

The two sessions are unique and will feature different programming and information so guests are encouraged to attend both sessions. There is no registration required for this event and it is free and open to the public. For more information on Personhood and Dementia, visit www.he.k-state.edu/aging/outreach/personhood-dementia/.

This article was posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018, and is filed under Center on Aging, College News.