03 Jul Michael is Presenting in Toronto
Michael shares stories that demonstrate the importance of being with those with dementia, not only doing to and doing for them. “Caring,” he says, “is both a doing and a being verb. In addition to assisting us in our instrumental needs, the great givers of care enter into the world as we are experiencing it. They feel with us, and by connecting with our need they become living bridges to both our body and our spirit.”
Recently Memory Bridge has traveled to South Africa, England, and in October, Australia. If you share Memory Bridge’s interest in the power of empathetic attention to keep people with dementia emotionally connected to others, please join us in Toronto for Michael’s presentation “Love Is Listening.”
“People with dementia can hear in our voices, see in our eyes, and feel in our touch just how much we genuinely respect and love them. And it’s our respect, attention, and love that heals the emotional isolation that dementia often causes.” – Michael Verde
WHEN: Monday, August 10/15. 2pm-4pm. 90-minute talk followed by Q&A.
WHERE: The beautiful Toronto Reference Library, Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium 789 Yonge St. (just North of Bloor in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville district). Accessible, close to TTC and Green P parking.
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There is a Bridge–please join us in building it.