Emphasis on arts, creativity revolutionizing senior care
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is seen as a leader in integrating creativity into adult care, due to a major initiative known as the Creative Trust. One of the programs utilized is TimeSlips, a program for engaging adults with memory loss in creative storytelling. Other activities making up the Creative Trust in this area include group art workshops and collaborations between older and younger artists in a festival. These movements are based on the notion that persons with memory loss do best when they are socially engaged in activities that involve creation, not copying others. This work is important, because the number of individuals with memory loss is rising as baby boomers age.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 1, 2014