How to meaningfully reconnect with those who have dementia | Anne Basting

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By incorporating art and creativity into elder care settings, gerontologist Anne Basting helps families reconnect with loved ones who have dementia. In this moving talk, she shares how asking “beautiful questions” — questions that don’t have a right or wrong answer — opens up a shared path of discovery, imagination and wonder. “If we can infuse creativity into care, caregivers can invite a partner into meaning-making,” Basting says. “In that moment, care, which is so often associated with loss, can become generative.”

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