Products & Resources
CAC scholars have generated several innovative educational tools that are helping to change the culture of long term care.
TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. This evidence-based method improves the quality of engagement between staff and residents in long term care, and provides the building blocks for effective, person-centered care. Includes history, theory, and specific steps to this unique method.
New edition of our Training Manual is now only available with purchase of the training (download or hard copy).
Opening Doors to Memory and Imagination
Creating a Museum Program for People with Memory Loss
Compiled by Jane Tygesson
Inspired by the experiences of the Spark Alliance of museums and cultural institutions.
This new manual (97 pages) is designed to offer a road map to starting programs for families with memory loss at a wide range of cultural institutions. Small, large, rural, urban - the Spark Alliance of 10 museums and cultural institutions shared trainings and resources to help build their network and improve the lives of people with memory loss. The manual is FREE to download, and was made possible by grants from the Helen Bader Foundation.
NOTE: to facilitate printing, the manual has limited color and photos.
It's LONG, but should take too much ink!
A highly acclaimed, stunningly intimate PBS documentary that takes you inside a year-in-the-life of a nursing home trying to implement culture change.
CAC was an integral part of developing the curricular material to support this moving documentary. It is now available from 371 Productions.
The story of a model program designed to bring growth and meaning to the lives of the people who attend and work at an adult day center through sculpture, dance, storytelling, fabric art, ceramics and gardening. Provides tools/models for creating your own program. 60 pages, 4-color.
Cost: $30 plus shipping/handling. Now available from Attainment Company!
A King in Milwaukee
Watch artist David Greenberger transform interviews with 60 Milwaukee elders into 38- songs, a CD (Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time) and a powerful concert performance with the Paul Cebar Stage Ensemble. Learn Greenberger's unique approach to the "art" of conversation with older adults, particularly those experiencing memory loss.
Includes: 30 min doc, 2 special features
Watch a clip here
DVD Individual $25; Institutional $45 Temporarily unavailable
CD Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time: $15
Artistic Journals/Texts of the Milwaukee-based Interviews: $5
Download the FREE Discussion Guide here: KingInMilwaukee_dicussionguide.pdf
An integrated curriculum for early memory loss programs. Illuminate is ideal for anyone working with people with early memory loss. It assists in planning and implementing a program that integrates physical, mental, creative, and social activities
Now Available from Attainment Company!
Serial Trial Intervention (STI)
The STI is an innovative approach to meeting pain and other unmet needs of people with dementia who can no longer clearly express themselves. The manual can be used as an in-service education program for professional caregivers or as an independent study manual.
The Arts are one of the most powerful tools for connecting with the people with dementia and for improving the experience of caring for them. This Resource Guide is the first to help people through the challenging work of beginning, running, and sustaining an arts program.
Using the Arts and Humanities in Community Health (2011)
Free and downloadable. 18 pages.
This white paper represents a summary of a half-day, interactive workshop where national and local leaders explored model projects and discuss challenges, resources, next steps and future support needed to further community engaged research in the arts and humanities in the field of community health.
The Future of Adult Day Services (2010)
Free and downloadable. 16 pages.
Researchers, service providers, funders, and public policymakers were brought together to discuss the future of research and program development in adult day services (ADS).This study provides a detailed picture of ADS in the United States and offers insights into the future of the industry. After the presentation, participants broke into smaller discussion groups to determine the next steps for reaching the future goals of ADS. This white paper documents the conversations from the Think Tank in the hopes that it will serve as a roadmap for future research and quality programming for ADS.
Culture Change Consensus and the Household Model (2010)
Free and downloadable. 24 pages.
Over two-days, researchers, service providers, funders and public policy makers from across the country came together at UWM to define and prioritize key issues in the "household" model of Culture Change.
How can we radically transform activities in long term care? (2009)
FREE and downloadable. 30 pages.
Leaders in the arts and in aging services, students, family caregivers, and people with memory loss joined together to think out of the box about how we can bring meaningful engagement and build community in long term care, whether that means people living in their own homes or in congregate care settings.
Culture Change & the Household Model (2010)
Prepared by: Addie M. Abushousheh, Mark A. Proffitt, & Migette L. Kaup
"Dialogues in Best Practice" White Papers
Download (FREE) overviews from the CAC "Dialogues in Best Practice" series, held monthly during the academic year. Designed to get to the heart of practice and evaluation issues in a variety of key areas in aging, the forums aim to ignite ideas for innovations in long term care.
Theatre in Health Education (2009)
A discussion featuring Laura Jacqmin (playwright), Merri Biechler (playwright), Tracy Hoffman (MD), and Barbara Leigh (Milwaukee Public Theatre).
"There's No Place Like Home" (2009)
Featuring Jerry Weisman, Rob Frediani, Charlotte John Gomez, and Lynnea Katz-Petted
What IS Best Practice? How do we know what we know? (2006)
Best Practices in "cultural competence" What works to ensure a diverse workforce in aging services? (2006)
What do Organizations need to make Best Practices stick? (2006)
How to Best Communicate End-of-Life Issues with Older Adults with End-Stage Dementia and their Families (2007)
End Stage Dementia and Culture Change Roundtable (2005)
This white paper captures the ideas, experience, and questions of experts from a wide array of disciplines as they discuss the challenges of changing the culture of care for people with dementia. From the social to the physical environment, you will find a range of ideas about implementing changes to support person-centered care.
Creative Expression and Dementia Care: Finding Meaning in Dementia (2006)
When rational language fails, creative expression offers new channels for communication through movement, gesture, poetry, music, and images. Read what experts in the field had to say about the benefits of creative expression in dementia care when they gathered for a 2006 think tank.
The UWM Aging in Community Senior Housing Competition:
From Concept to Reality (2007)
The CAC and the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) co-hosted "Aging in Community" in 2007. Key figures in Gerontology teamed with architects to brainstorm innovative ways to address senior housing needs. This new white paper outlines a "how-to" model for implementing a similar program in your community.
Partnerships in Aging and Family Caregiving: Getting Innovation into Practice (2008)
Dr. Rhonda Montgomery hosted CAC's 2008 Think Tank, and posed the questions: "What are the phases of applied research in the area of family caregiving? And how can we find and foster strong partnerships through those phases?" This white paper revisits the day's activities and discussions, and offers compelling insights on building academic-community partnerships.
After the Life Cycle: The Moral Challenges of Later Life, Lecture by Thomas Cole (2007)
CAC-sponsored a discussion with medical humanities expert and historian Thomas Cole in September 2007. Cole posed the questions: What are the vices, obligations, and virtues of older adults in a time of expanding longevity? In a "post-Erickson world?"
Talk Back Move Forward: 100 Years of Alzheimer's Disease
Told through vivid photographic portraits by Jim Herrington, and interviews with personal and professional caregivers, people with memory loss, and leading medical researchers, TBMF urges us to do just that - talk back in order to move forward the culture of dementia care and research that surrounds it. A perfect teaching tool for any setting.
TBMF Discussion Guide
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