Improv for Caregivers of Alzheimerâ€™s/Dementia
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for you and your loved one.
IRVING ARTS CENTER
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062
No Prerequisite Required
Irving Arts Center presents a new program of concurrent art/creativity workshops for persons with Alzheimerâ€™s and other dementia related illnesses and their caregivers.
While your family member or friend with Alzheimerâ€™s is participating in a separate Alzheimerâ€™s Association art program (Memories in the MakingÂ®), caregivers will have the opportunity to relax, learn and engage with activities in the visual arts, music, and more offered in our series of Creative Arts Expressions Workshops.
Memories in the MakingÂ® workshops are led by trained facilitators from the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter.
Flexibility. Adaptability. Spontaneity. Listening. Courage. Generosity. Acceptance. Trust. These are all characteristics of an excellent caregiver. They are also qualities of an excellent improv comedy performer. These worlds are parallel and the Improv for Caregivers class builds upon these parallels. Employing improv games and exercises, we provide caregivers with the methods to become better at what they do.
What You Will Learn:
- Understanding your loved oneâ€™s new and changing perspective of their environment.
- New Nonverbal and Verbal ways to communicate with your changing loved one.
- Listening and responding to difficult behaviors such as confusion, outbursts, and agitation
- How to step into your loved oneâ€™s new world and respond appropriately instead of reality checking.
Taught by psychotherapist and Improv for Life Director, Andrea K. Baum and Stomping Ground Managing Director, Lindsay Goldapp. Stomping Ground Comedy Theater is a non-profit organization.