The Care of People with Dementia as a Life Calling

October 20, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

 
In one of the last of Tom Kitwood’s scholarly articles, published just months before his untimely death at the age of 61, he wrote: “The best dementia care is, paradoxically, a paradigm for human life. The excellent caregiver is, so to speak, a moral artist, and sets an example to all of us as we search for the right and the good.”
 
Kitwood’s claims here are as bold as they are clear: 1) our capacity to care for a person with dementia grows as we become more fully human; and 2) caregiving at its best is moral artistry.
 
This presentation explores the “dementia journey” of a caregiver as a life calling. The potential for spiritual transformation will be shown to involve a carer’s capacity to relax ego defenses, risk unscripted encounters, and invite new modes of normal into being.
 
This webinar builds on the concepts explored in the previous three presentations. Together, the presentations offer a vivid blueprint of Tom Kitwood’s vision of the optimal care of persons with dementia in the 21st century.
 
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 20th, 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: October 20, 2020

Start time: 03:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 04:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online

Email: katherine@memorybridge.org