Welcome!

Accompanying You On The Dementia Journey 

"There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored."

Flannery O'Connor

Dementia Letters Project is here to help you along the dementia journey. Whether you are a care partner, a person living with dementia, or a neighbor wanting to grow in knowledge and understanding, we are here to come together in community.

Becoming relational with individuals living with dementia and their care partners is the most important element in helping all with dementia live the life they were created to live. We cannot provide the best care possible without first becoming relational. By communicating through words, body, emotions, and creativity, we allow ourselves to discover our shared story, and thus improving the narrative of dementia.  

Dementia Letters Project started as a Life Enrichment program, and transformed to become the overarching body of work you see here today. I see the world through the lens of family and professional care partner. Having had experience in both, I witness each day how putting our story out into the world becomes a source of healing, creativity, connection, and hope. Four elements we all deserve to have in our life.

 

Scope of Work: 

Meet the Creator

Kathryne (Kate) Fassbender

Creator of the Dementia Letters Project, Gerontologist, Creative Engagement Specialist, and the granddaughter of someone who lived with Vascular Dementia. 

Inside the ArtBin

Creator of the Dementia Letters Project, Gerontologist, Creative Engagement Specialist, and the granddaughter of someone who lived with Vascular Dementia. 

Understanding Dementia

Exploring dementia education from the lens of creativity and relationship. Seeking to balance out the medical, clinical, and social models of care.

Life Enrichment

Facilitating and mentoring LETs in programming that is relationship based, honoring the dignity of one's purpose and enters into joy.

Serving the Care Partner

Walking with the care partners (Professional and Family) to help them live fully alive during and after the care partner journey.

Steps on the Journey

Our Journey Together

Accompanying you on your dementia journey. 

Email: kate@dementialettersproject.com

Call: 920-248-4554

Working throughout the Greater New York/New England Area and Virtually.