Impact of TimeSlips, a Creative Expression Intervention Program, on Nursing Home Residents With Dementia and their Caregivers

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Research
Fritsch, et al.

TimeSlips is a ten-week storytelling intervention on dementia patients residing in long-term-care facilities. The TimeSlips program focuses on creative self-expression through group-generated stories for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The study showed that those in TimeSlips facilities were more engaged and alert, and interactions between staff and residents, social interactions and social engagement was more frequent in TS communities than in non-TS facilities. While job satisfaction was not affected, the staff did develop more positive views of people with dementia.