Our first guest Rae-Lynn Cebul Ziegler is the author of Let’s Look Together – An Interactive Picture Book for People with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Memory Loss. I think you will be surprised at what you learn via her research and how it can help both professionals and family members. We had a great conversation and a surprising one I think for many, at what types of pictures were chosen, how and why they were positioned on the page and the fact there are no words with the photos.
Get some great insight how to have an engaging “failure free conversation.”
Rae-Lynn’s professional experience is in occupational therapy with a specialty certification in sensory integration (learning theory based on how the body’s nervous system takes in information and then organizes it for meaningful daily use). This sparked the concept of how the book was created to work. She successfully engaged minds that were less able to concentrate and respond. The book is a tool to empower supportive communication, meaningful interactions – to keep, and maintain connections both neurological and relational!
Michelle Remold is one of Alzheimer’s Speaks interns. Come hear her story and why she is a passionate advocate for dementia and what she is doing to make a difference. If you have not read any of her blog posts, I encourage you to do so. Michelle always shares great insights on how we can make a difference to shift our dementia care culture.
You can reach Michelle by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org