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K-State Today

June 15, 2018

Center on Aging to host Personhood and Dementia workshop

By College of Human Ecology

Are you are caregiver, family member or friend to someone with a type of dementia? Do you feel like you are running out of ideas on how to support them? Are you interested in learning new ways to engage them in meaningful pursuits? Looking for ways to lessen your stress?

Personhood and Dementia, a free workshop sponsored by the K-State Center on Aging, might be for you. Join the center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Bluemont Hotel to experience the power of your own creativity and see how it connects you to others. The event is free and no registration is required. Bring a friend or two and enjoy an engaging day of learning. The morning and afternoon sessions are unique, so plan to attend both.

Recent publications have shown the creative arts to be an avenue for continued growth, focusing on the positive potential and personhood of people with dementia while also reducing caregiver stress.

This one-day workshop will feature Karen Stobbe of In the Moment, who joined us in 2015. This year, she will lead participants in rethinking their own perspectives about dementia and teach them easy improvisational techniques to begin using immediately to improve connections with loved ones. Stobbe's presentations have been described as inspirational, superb, a joy and energizing.

For more information, visit the K-State Center on Aging website.