Event Title

Envisioning a Dementia-Friendly Community

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Cremona 101

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Day of Common Learning

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In a society where independence, productivity, control and intellect are in high regard, having dementia is often feared and stigmatized. It is disturbing to think of losing one’s memory or being forgotten by a loved one. But do our memory and thinking abilities define who we are as human beings? What does it mean to be in meaningful relationships regardless of our cognitive abilities? Where can we discover growth and purpose in the midst of living with dementia? Two SPU nurse researchers, a UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center staff and a person living with dementia and their spouse offer perspectives on how to make our community “dementia-friendly.” How can the Gospel of Jesus Christ offer a Kingdom message that expands the notion of dementia held by mainstream society and medical science? Come join us to dialogue, envision and hope.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

Envisioning a Dementia-Friendly Community

Cremona 101

In a society where independence, productivity, control and intellect are in high regard, having dementia is often feared and stigmatized. It is disturbing to think of losing one’s memory or being forgotten by a loved one. But do our memory and thinking abilities define who we are as human beings? What does it mean to be in meaningful relationships regardless of our cognitive abilities? Where can we discover growth and purpose in the midst of living with dementia? Two SPU nurse researchers, a UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center staff and a person living with dementia and their spouse offer perspectives on how to make our community “dementia-friendly.” How can the Gospel of Jesus Christ offer a Kingdom message that expands the notion of dementia held by mainstream society and medical science? Come join us to dialogue, envision and hope.

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