Caring for the elderly during this pandemic has its own set of challenges. For those who are experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s it's an especially difficult time for the elderly and their loved ones. Many are isolated at home, in nursing homes or segregated in elder care facilities, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning. To alleviate elders’ sense of aloneness, Dr. Basting has developed a radical approach engaging the elderly, using imagination and creativity to help bridge the communications void. She founded the non-profit TimeSlips which has on-line tools to help loved ones and others in elder care facilities during the pandemic. Her work has been featured in the PBS documentary, The Penelope Project and she is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant.
Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder CareBuy
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