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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center on Age & Community

Milwaukee, WI


The Center on Age & Community’s activities focus on leading in the field of long term care by offering cutting edge educational programs and products, and creating national models of person-centered dementia care. TimeSlips is one such model. TimeSlips opens creative storytelling to people with dementia by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. It inspires others to see beyond loss to recognize their strengths; and improves the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. The program offers training, certification and consulting, and acts as a resource for those dedicated to transforming dementia care through creative engagement. The project also hosts a free, interactive website where caregivers can facilitate storytelling wherever they are—at home or in congregate settings. Approximately 3,000 caregivers have been trained through in-person and online workshops over the past 14 years.