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Personhood and Dementia Workshop

SAVE THE DATE for our 2019 program!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Bluemont Hotel

Linda Zimmer

What do puppies and puppets have in common? They are both a part of Linda Zimmer’s “playful protocol” which Linda developed when her mother began showing signs of dementia. Linda combines her professional backgrounds as a Creative Arts Specialist and a puppeteer on Mister Roger’s Neighborhood to infuse music, art, and humor into the daily lives of residents in dementia care. Joining her on her journey is her therapy poodle, Toby.

Join us on as Linda teaches us aspects of her “playful protocol” that you can use to bring creativity and joy to your own relationships. More details coming soon!

Please note that the morning and afternoon sessions are always different presentations.  Individuals are welcome to attend all or any portion of the day allowed by your schedule. The Personhood and Dementia Event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested is invited to attend. No registration is required and 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