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TimeSlips

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 www.timeslips.org, and read a scholarly article reflecting on the experience of Penn State medical students at:
http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/06/10/geront.gnr035.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=AngNBjfDcRcfYRI.

Watch a video of a narrative created by Country Meadows residents that former student Lis Garwood turned into an award-winning stop-animation video in 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOxdpyB0g1I

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

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