Helping you along the dementia journey.
Come and let us co-create a new narrative of the dementia journey.
The world is asking of us something new, a new way of creating, being, and serving others. During this time of COVID-19, this page is being revamped so that I might best serve you. Every program below is still offered, but new programs are in the works.
Training Workshops (Online Only Until Further Notice)
As individuals walking this dementia journey, we seek to continue to grow in knowledge and understanding of dementia. Having an understanding of dementia and aging from certificates, course work, and other forms of education gives us a foundation of the disease, but it does not help us understand how to become relational with others in a way that will help us cultivate a community wealthy in connection, creativity, joy, and hope. Each training offered below is blended with research and experience giving each attendee that foundation of knowledge, and an experimental component helping us learn how to become relational with dementia and apply our knowledge so that we can understand this journey a little better, becoming better partners in care each step of the way.
While gathering in-person is always best, sometimes life prevents this from happening. Each workshop is offered online through live and recorded sessions. In addition to the workshops you see here, I also offer the option to form a site-specific workshop that fits the needs of your community and organization. This site-specific workshop is recorded and although remains the creative and intellectual property of Kathryne Fassbender and the Dementia Letters Project, the organization it was created will own a copy of the workshop and is free to use for all staff.
Office Hours for Care Partners (Both Family and Professional)
I am here to help you walk this journey with dementia. Dementia is never the invited guest. It finds its way into our lives and never leaves, bringing with it, trials and fears, joys and triumphs. It is a change in plans, and shows us parts of ourselves that were once hidden. Let us walk together to ease the trials, and magnify the joy.
Entering the Secret Garden (A New Theatre Initiative)
Entering the Secret Garden is a theatre initiative hosted by the Dementia Letters Project, that over the course of the next three years will become host to three different productions, Becoming the Hem of Christ, Entering the Secret Garden, and To War and Back. Each production will be intergenerational with a cast and crew comprised of individuals with dementia and care partners (family and professional) and will be produced at the community level.
Free Offerings through the Dementia Letters Project
The Hem of Christ Ministry: Blending the Faith and Dementia Journey
This free training is offered to anyone in the community seeking to understand dementia and become a dementia-friendly organization or place of business. This training is one hour in length with a 2 week follow up, and includes yearly follow up training calls and conversations.
Interested in partnering with me to bring a dementia workshop or program to your community or organization? Seeking support on your care partner journey? Fill out the form below. I look forward to meeting you and walking with you on this dementia journey.