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Amy Cecil, founder and artisan of AppleScraps jewelry, collaborated with The Edcon Group to create a limited edition series of necklaces capturing unique images. In total there were 10 designs, each displaying two images back-to-back making the pendants reversible and more versatile. Our hope was that caregivers would strategically use these necklaces to jump-start conversation and engage elders in meaningful, generational discussions. A necklace could become a "prop" for your "props bag" (the collection of random objects used to trigger a memory flash)! The limited edition is no longer available, but Amy designs a wide range of incredible pieces worth sharing.
JOHN KILLICK and KATE ALLAN
We first met John Killick (England) at a 2006 Creativity and Dementia conference in Vancouver, BC. His passion and understanding of those who have dementia are undeniable...equally shared by his partner, Kate Allan (Scotland), whom we met while speaking at The University of Stirling. On November 2, 2007, we had the honor of presenting a full day conference with them in Kansas City...one of the most amazing educational experiences. Learn more about their work and books written at the following site:
DEBORAH SHOUSE and RON ZOGLIN
Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin, known as The Creativity Connection, are writers and performers with a special interest in Alzheimer's. Their program, entitled: Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope and Inspiration in the Alzheimer's Journey, is a dramatic presentation of personal stories that help people understand, connect with, and appreciate the process of Alzheimer's and the Alzheimer's patient. Caregivers, family members, friends, health care professionals, medical students and mental health professionals have all benefited from listening to their programs.
We know it's not possible to create a perfectly wonderful day, but each and every one of can create perfectly wonderful moments. Learn how from the book "CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY" by Jolene Brackey, a nationally known speaker on the subject of dementia care.
Known in her home country (Australia) as "The Leading Lady of Dementia Care", Jane is the most recognized dementia care speaker in the world. Her Spark of Life philosophy is an innovative blend of extensive research and common sense that came from more than 20 years' work in dementia care. A big part of the magic of her presentations is that she is an outstanding, acclaimed speaker…one the very few to have been chosen Speaker of The Year in Australia.
MC5 is a Missouri organization seeking to change the way we provide care. Associated closely to the Pioneer Network, this group consists of 100+ members involving state government agencies, researchers, universities, family members and consumers.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America www.alzfdn.org
Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org
The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care www.cecd-society.org
The Pioneer Network www.pioneernetwork.net
Time Slips www.timeslips.org
Cathie Borrie www.cathieborrie.com (Author of The Other Side of Here)