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Dealing with Dementia April 12 • 12-1 pm In-person at Trailside April 26 • 12-1 pm Online via Zoom/Dial-in The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and
Dealing with Dementia
April 12 • 12-1 pm
In-person at Trailside
April 26 • 12-1 pm
Online via Zoom/Dial-in
The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Mike Trebilcock on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented.
Are brain waves the secret to treating Alzheimer’s?
What if we could use brain waves to treat Alzheimer’s? Professor and neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai details a promising new approach to artificially stimulate gamma brain waves using light and sound therapy, to increase connectivity and synchrony and delay the onset of this deadly disease. This non-invasive therapy has already been shown to work in mice — now it’s on to human clinical trials, with the potential to usher in a brighter future for everyone.
How to meaningfully reconnect with those who have dementia
By incorporating art and creativity into elder care settings, gerontologist Anne Basting helps families reconnect with loved ones who have dementia. In this moving talk, she shares how asking “beautiful questions” — questions that don’t have a right or wrong answer — opens up a shared path of discovery, imagination and wonder. “If we can infuse creativity into care, caregivers can invite a partner into meaning-making,” Basting says.
A mother and son’s photographic journey through dementia
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom’s life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.
Please note: TED is again concurrent with lunch. If you would like to get a meal the day of the program, please be sure to register for your meal by 9 am the day of the program or on the form below. Be sure to arrive prior to the program start time, by between 11:30 and 11:45 am to begin lunch.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700! Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
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