In a series of events later this month called Love is Listening, Michael Verde, the founder of Memory Bridge, will present his vision of how we can better support the emotional needs of people with dementia.
Memory Bridge, he said, is an organization “dedicated to ending the emotional isolation of people with dementia.”
His presentations, which include a workshop, speech and film screening, are sponsored by ARTZ Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that provides artistic and cultural experiences for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Verde, a Texas native, is now based in Bloomington, Ind., where he is working on a doctorate in inquiry methodology. He is interested in how people with and without dementia form emotional connections.
Verde’s events are: