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October 31, 2017

K-State Center on Aging presents Personhood and Dementia

Submitted by College of Human Ecology

The K-State Center on Aging in the College of Human Ecology will present its annual event, Personhood and Dementia, from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Hartford Room at the Bluemont Hotel.

Gary Glazner, founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, will guide attendees through an interactive day of poetry making, as poetry is used to increase interaction and encourage joy in dementia care. Glazner emphasizes simple poetry techniques combined with a variety of activities including dance, exercise, music, storytelling and visual art to facilitate new and positive ways of communicating with people in all stages of dementia.

Karen Clond of the Alzheimer's Association also will share her work, Memories in the Making, a fine arts program in which people with Alzheimer's disease create art to boost self-esteem and open the channels of communication with loved ones.

There is no registration required for this event and it is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit he.k-state.edu/aging/outreach/personhood-dementia/.