Memory Bridge – a study day for care homes


1 day
14 Nov, 2019
9.30am – 4.00pm

Please note: Nightingale House is a Kosher home and no foodstuffs are permitted to be brought onto the premises
All prices include VAT
Nightingale Hammerson, Nightingale House, 105, Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NB

Book online

Useful information

About the event

Nightingale Hammerson

This event is being held at Nightingale Hammerson, Nightingale House

Although 70% of us know someone with dementia, many people still struggle to connect to those with dementia, including professional carers.

Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge, will introduce the philosophy and practices of the multiple award-winning ‘I Am A Bridge’ training, which is featured in the new documentary, ‘Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness’ and offered in Host Communities on three continents, including in the UK through St Christopher’s.

The experiential-based training is designed to assist carers in moving from a conceptual understanding of person-centered care to a profound experience of presence in healing action with persons with and without dementia.

Please note: Nightingale House is a Kosher home and no foodstuffs are permitted to be brought onto the premises

Watch the ‘Love is Listening’ trailer

  • Course tutors

    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.

More information


If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

You might also be interested in

Talk to us

  • If you want to know more about an education event, or would like to discuss bespoke options, get in touch

    020 8768 4656

  • We will only contact you regarding your enquiry (unless you have previously explicitly opted in to receive communications from us).
Want to receive our education updates?    SIGN UP NOW

Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

Other helpful information

More about St Christopher's education

St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses