Imagine a world at ease with dementia
About the event
Join us at Bell House to hear Michael Verde, founder of the Memory Bridge initiative, speak about a different way of thinking about dementia and communicating with those who have dementia.
Michael will explore how we create a society where people with dementia feel connected and valued and those concerned about them feel comfortable and confident in maintaining these important relationships.
Bursary tickets are available – please email email@example.com for more information.
About Michael Verde
Michael Verde founded Memory Bridge in 2003. Memory Bridge is an internationally recognized non-profit that works to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia and their carers.To date, Memory Bridge’s multiple award winning programs have connected over 8,500 people with and without dementia to each other in one-to-one relationships.
Michael produced the acclaimed PBS documentary ‘There Is a Bridge’ in 2008. His new documentary: ‘Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness’ premiered at the Royal Society of Medicine in December 2018, and is now available on Amazon Prime and iTunes.
Michael graduated with honors from the University of Texas’s prestigious Plan II Honors program. He earned a M.A. in literary studies from the University of Iowa, and a M.A. in theology from the University of Durham, England, where he graduated at the top of his international class. He is currently earning a PhD at Indiana University in the area of empathetic communication and pedagogy.
Michael speaks around the world on the subjects of literature, world religions, and communicating with people with dementia.