I and Thou: Caring Beyond Ego

September 29, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Person-centered care is considered the gold standard form of care of persons with dementia in the western world. However, no universally shared understanding of the concept exists. If you ask five people in the dementia field what person-centered care means and, more importantly, how is it achieved in practice, you will likely be met with five different explanations.
In the Memory Bridge hosted presentation “I and Thou: Caring Beyond Ego,” Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge, will illuminate one of the two primary sources of the concept “person-centered care.” Tom Kitwood, who coined the term person-centered care, did so under two principle intellectual influences: Carl Rogers and Martin Buber.
Michael’s presentation will distill the thought of Martin Buber, as presented in his renowned work I and Thou, connecting Buber’s spiritual vision with Kitwood’s incorporation of it into the care of people with dementia.
This presentation will introduce you to the origin of person-centered care, so that you understand it as Kitwood himself understood it. This presentation will also open your mind and heart to a form of care in which our ordinary perception of ourselves and others is transformed into the experience of self-transcending communion.
This webinar is conceived for professional and family caregivers and for educators in the dementia field.
The webinar will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 29th, register and we’ll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available free for 3 days only following the live webinar to everyone who registers in advance.
We are suggesting a donation of $5 for the webinar, but please feel free to adjust the amount to whatever you like. Donating is entirely optional, so if you don’t wish to donate at this time, just enter 0 in the space below, click “Add to cart” and come enjoy the webinar! All are welcome.
All donations will go to support Memory Bridge and its mission. Memory Bridge is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.

Suggested donation: $5.00

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Event Details

Event Details

Michael Verde founded Memory Bridge in 2003. To date, Memory Bridge has connected over 8,000 people with and without dementia to each other in one-to-one relationships.
Michael speaks across the world on the subjects of literature, world religions, and communicating with people with dementia. His clients include Northern Trust Bank; Chevron; St. Christopher’s Hospice, England; Alzheimer’s Association of Australia; the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Vero Beach Museum.

Date: September 29, 2020

Start time: 03:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 04:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online

Email: katherine@memorybridge.org