First Fridays lecture: Flipping the script

Check out the next First Fridays lecture sponsored by the Department of Humanities at noon Friday, April 1, in the Junker Auditorium on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Daniel George, assistant professor of humanities, will present “The Time Slips Project: Flipping the Script on Dementia.”

Alzheimer’s disease is typically portrayed as an unremitting disease process that results in a total loss of self. However, new care-giving approaches informed by the arts and humanities are demonstrating the capacity for creative expression that still exists in the throes of the “disease.” George will discuss how this movement is “flipping the script” on dementia and will share his experiences with the Time Slips Project, a group-based creative storytelling activity being implemented in care settings around the world. Those in attendance will leave with a more hopeful vision for how communities might care for persons with dementia.

The lecture is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the Department of Humanities at 717-531-8778.

This lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Humanities and the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated March 30, 2011