More Than Words! Finding New Avenues of Expression for Persons Living with Dementia

Speaker(s): Jim Vanden Bosch

Product Description

Using evocative scenes from more than 15 videos, this dynamic training will reach your audience at an emotive level, both challenging and changing their perceptions of dementia—and of what persons with dementia are able to be and do if given the right atmosphere and the right tools of expression. Award-winning film producer Jim Vanden Bosch presents a compelling, in-person seminar using examples of music, art, and storytelling to show how anyone can create new avenues for persons with dementia to communicate and remain connected with others, their environment, and themselves.

Seminar length: 1/2 day

Seminar fee: $2,000-$2,500*
*Pricing may vary depending on needs and agreed-upon customized quotation for the training.

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Jim Vanden Bosch

Jim Vanden Bosch is the founder and Executive Director of Terra Nova Films, a not-for-profit entity that has produced multiple award-winning films on a variety of aging-related issues, including several videos on best practices in communicating and working with persons who have dementia. Taking what he has learned in the production of these videos, and combining it with up-to-date research and clips from other insightful videos, Mr. Vanden Bosch has pulled together a unique tapestry of visual learning that reaches where ordinary “talks” cannot go.

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