Using Storytelling to Give Voice, Find Connections & Change Perceptions
This research program offers individuals with memory loss and their care partners a unique and enriching experience through the art of storytelling. Families will meet once a week over the course of eight weeks for one-and-a-half hours and participate in a storytelling workshop. The workshop allows the couple to co-create their shared story through the use of reminiscence and a variety of in-class and out-of-class writing exercises.
There will be shared homework assignments each week to assist families in creating your shared story. Due to the nature of memory loss and cognitive impairment, care partners may complete the majority of the writing.
"It makes you focus on the fabric of your relationship that you never stopped to think about. It’s what really holds us together."