Attitudes toward aging and dementia improve.
Job satisfaction improves.
Family and volunteer engagement improves.
Quality of Life improves.
TimeSlips Annual Report 2017-2018
This report shares the story of our growth as we strive to serve a million elders by 2025.
TimeSlips Fosters Play and Joy
Swinnen, de Medeiros & Pruchno (2018)
"Close readings of the transcripts and notes from the programs resulted in three observations: people learned to play again, there is power in playing together, and play often led to expressions of joy. Overall, the notion of play may be a helpful framework for future research into innovative arts-based approaches to dementia care."
TimeSlips Improves Communication in Mid-late Stages
Bahlke et.al (2010)
"Positive communication changes in addition to maintained or improved quality of life were observed. Implementing a creative expression program such as TS for those in the middle to late stages of dementia improves social connectedness and communicative interactions."
The biggest high point for me is, I have one resident that doesn't come out of her room much, so I do a room visit with her and when I visit she will ask me if I brought a story picture. Storytelling has helped bring her out of her shell, and it's something that she enjoys.
Oh my goodness - the JOY and DELIGHT of the whole shared creative process is so uplifting - who can stop smiling? It affects everyone and ripples out.
One of the participants proudly stated ‘I can’t remember, but here I can imagine’, which I found an incredibly moving testament to the power of this programme.
Having a master trainer to work directly with has been a real gift.
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