About the event
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
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.