Since 2004, I have served as consultant for Improvisation Education for Healing Moments. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's and dementia, reduce caregiver stress, and inspire a hopeful attitude. Our intent is to help caregivers and communities develop a deeper understanding of these diseases, and nurture the belief that meaningful relationships remain possible throughout all the stages of dementia.
Using experiential methods based on improvisational theatre exercises and spiritual practices, Healing Moments' programs teach caregivers how to communicate effectively and connect deeply with persons with Alzheimer's and dementia, how to identify and accept the limitations and gifts of Alzheimer's and dementia, and how to reduce conflict, increase cooperation, and provide quality, therapeutic care.
Healing Moments offers a variety of educational events and workshops for professional, family, and informal caregivers, nursing home administrators, health care professionals, nurses and nursing assistants, religious congregations, pastoral care ministers and volunteers, and community organizations.
After attending Healing Moments workshops, participants feel empowered to be compassionate, competent, and confident caregivers. Please contact me for additional information about Healing Moments and our programs.
Improvisation workshop with the Parkinson's Cafe in Bradenton, Florida