Bringing Light and Hope To The Elderly

Today’s elderly are often isolated in nursing homes making the final years of life feel lonely

June 16, 2020
Bringing Light and Hope To The Elderly

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By Steven John

Today’s elderly, especially those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s, are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder-care settings, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning.

To alleviate their sense of loneliness, Anne Basting PhD developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination.

Rooted in 25 years of research, these new techniques draw on core creative exercises.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.