On Dementia: Care, Community and Creativity III

Conversation with Anne Basting, PhD

Thursday, May 13, 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 Anne Basting, PhD, author of Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, in conversation with Mary Jane Knecht, Manager, Creative Aging Programs, Frye Art Museum.

A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Basting pioneers a radical change in how we interact with people who struggle with dementia. Basting’s proven methods use storytelling and active listening to stimulate the brain and awaken imagination. Rooted in twenty-five years of research, Creative Care offers encouragement and creative techniques on how to bring connection, light and joy to the lives of elders and to those who care for them.

About the Presenter

Anne Basting, PhD is a leader in transforming aging and elder care and a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. She is the founder of the nonprofit Timeslips, which implements her innovative approach to memory care, and is the author of three previous books, The Stages of Age, Forget Memory, and The Penelope Project. Her work as founding director of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Center for Age and Community was also featured in the PBS documentary The Penelope Project (2011).

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 Creative Care from Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company:

Hardcover: Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care | The Elliott Bay Book Company

Pre-order paperback (April 20, 2021 publication date): Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care (Paperback) | The Elliott Bay Book Company

Kobo ebook: Creative Care | The Elliott Bay Book Company

Audiobook: Libro.fm | Creative Care Audiobook