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Forget Memory: Try Imagination

TimeSlips is a creative, group-based storytelling project for persons with dementia that was invented by Dr. Anne Basting of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Since 2010, select fourth-year medical students have been trained to facilitate these storytelling sessions, and have visited Country Meadows, an assisted living home located off of the Medical Center campus, to conduct TimeSlips with residents at the facility’s locked “Neighborhood Connections” unit.

Learn more about TimeSlips at, and read a scholarly article reflecting on the experience of Penn State medical students at:

Watch the following award-winning stop-animation video of a narrative told by the residents of Country Meadows.

Film created by former student Lis Garwood


Below are some of the TimeSlip stories told by the residents of Country Meadows.

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