On Dementia: Care, Community and Creativity II

Conversation with Susan H. McFadden, PhD

Thursday, April 8, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm


The Frye Art Museum, in partnership with Aging Wisdom and the University of Washington Memory and Brain Wellness Center, presents On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity, a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

The featured authors challenge our assumptions about dementia, providing new perspectives and a deeper understanding of care, community, and creativity. Their groundbreaking books also offer practical suggestions on how to implement what they have put into evidence-based practice in support of adults living with dementia, their care partners, and their community.

Each program will be a Zoom webinar, including an interview with the author, readings from their new book, and questions from the audience. Participants are not required to attend all three conversations in the series.

Join Susan H. McFadden, PhD, author of Dementia-Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them, in conversation with Keri Pollock, Director of Marketing and Communications, Aging Wisdom.

Intentional, thoughtfully engaged dementia-friendly communities can give people with dementia the opportunity to continue living with purpose, reciprocal personal relationships, and enrichment. A positive thread throughout Dementia-Friendly Communities is that “underpinning successful dementia-friendly communities is an awareness of people with dementia as active citizens, and the importance of supporting engagement in community life.”

About the Presenter

Susan H. McFadden, PhD, is an experienced researcher and practitioner in the field of dementia. She was formerly Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and co-founded Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP), whose vision is to help create dementia-friendly communities. She is co-author, with her husband John, of Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities.

Privacy Statement: The event will be hosted on Zoom, an online platform. If joining by video, your image and/or name may be visible to others. When logging in, you may choose to hide your video, or to rename yourself using a pseudonym, if you would like to protect your privacy. While attendees are encouraged to join from a private location where discussion will not be overheard, confidentiality is not guaranteed. This session may be recorded and used by the Frye Art Museum in its sole discretion.

Support independent bookstores and purchase Dementia- Friendly Communities from Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company:

Paperback: Dementia-Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them | The Elliott Bay Book Company