Welcome!

“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

We are a community that provides creative answers to dementia education, life enrichment, care partner support, and ministry. It is through creativity that we can live fully alive with dementia no matter the place we call home.

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.

Let us find and share our story of restoration.

Let Us Find Our Shared Story!

In the Art Bin

Discover the ways in which the Dementia Letters Project seeks to serve you through Education, Life Enrichment, Care Partner Support, and Ministry.

Education

Just as a craftsman or an artist continues to hone their craft, so too must care partners and others working as aging and dementia professionals.

Life Enrichment

Everyone should be allowed to live wealthy in connection, regardless of the place you call home, your access to community services, or what your current care plan offers. And, the individuals that help cultivate this community, deserve quality training and support.

Support

We are not created to walk life alone. This is true for all of us, regardless of whether dementia has entered our lives or not. Yet, dementia is the uninvited house guest, finding its way into our lives, with its trials and fears, joys and triumphs, a change of plans, and shows us parts of ourselves that once were hidden. It works hard to separate us from our community, those we love, and ourselves.

Steps on the Journey

Kathryne (Kate) Fassbender

Creator of the Dementia Letters Project, Creative Gerontologist, Speaker/Educator, Catholic Innovator, and the granddaughter of someone who lived with Vascular Dementia.

Our Journey Together

Accompanying you on your dementia journey.

Serving Greater New York/New England Area and Online
United States

Sister Site: Hemofchrist.org