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Writing Down Dementia

Writing Down Dementia

The process of writing is a way of making sense of the world. When a family member or friend has dementia, we want nothing more than to make sense of something that is incomprehensible and weighted in loss. Writing Down Dementia is a writing experience developed by coaches Kim Fowler and Sue Schleifer to offer a safe, supportive environment in which to work through our confusion and grief regarding our loved one and discover understanding and joy in ways we had not imagined.

Here is what workshop participants have said:

“Your gently guided free writing exercises, combined with reading what I wrote aloud and discussion, was a powerful way to get some clarity on my daily dilemma arising from my caregiver activities. It was also great to be reminded I am not alone.”

“I felt camaraderie with the other people in the workshop. I found humor in what was going on. It gave ma a perspective that I found invaluable. And, I realized that I had the ability to write.”

Writing Down Dementia is for people who have or have had a loved one with dementia. It is also designed for caregivers and professionals working in the field of aging services. Groups are held in person and virtually, by phone and Skype. If you are interested in a group, contact Kim at 510-534-5160.

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