Health professionals attending the Age of Disruption Tour’s newest event Disrupt Dementia can now earn CEU credits for participating in the innovative workshop.
In partnership with Berkshire AHEC, the Tour is offering CEU credits for nurses, CNAs and nursing home administrators at all U.S. tour stops. Click here for details and to register for CEUs.
Disrupt Dementia is a first-of-its kind event inviting people living with dementia and those who care about them to experience a new vision for living with cognitive change based on intergenerational engagement and creative expression. The immersive experience includes exclusive outtakes from a new film by Alive Inside director Michael Rossato-Bennett, live music by international recording star Samite and musician Nate Silas Richardson and a community engagement workshop.
Inspired by and designed in collaboration with people living dementia, the workshop is co-hosted by Jennifer Carson, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of authentic partnership research, and Kyrié Carpenter, M.A., anti-ageism activist, researcher and counselor. Weaving film, music and first-person stories with groundbreaking research, Jennifer and Kyrié flip convention on its head by focusing on what we can all learn from people living with dementia, rather than from experts.
“This is not your typical workshop,” Jennifer says. “We’re not talking about “the cure” or even treating the symptoms of dementia. We’re learning from people living with dementia how to change our culture to open up new spaces and possibilities for all of us to live well.”
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I’ve never seen/heard dementia portrayed in a way that leaves room for opportunities, possibilities, or hope for anyone who is diagnosed with the disease. The Disrupt Dementia workshop has definitely altered my perception of individuals who are living with dementia and about the diagnosis as a whole. — Disrupt Dementia, San Diego Attendee