Cracked: New Light on Dementia

Description: This must see play is an innovative research-based theatre production that casts a critical light on society's one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy. Inspiring alternative ways of seeing persons with dementia, this unique production instills the importance of maintaining strong relationships with them, and reinforces the imperative for good ethical care. Cracked is based on research conducted by Drs. Sherry Dupuis, Pia Kontos, Gail Mitchell, and Christine Jonas-Simpson, all of whom are health researchers who specialize in the areas of aging, dementia, and research-based drama. Cracked let's the light in to the idea that we can let go of stigma, live fulfilling lives with dementia and share the hope that we can all be a hero for those who are diagnosed. For more information visit uwaterloo.ca

Start Time: April 18th, 2017 at 12:00am
End Time: April 18th, 2017 at 3:30pm
Location: Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre)
Address: 750 Spadina Ave

City: Toronto
Province: ON
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Website: uwaterloo.ca/partnerships-in-dementia-care/re-imagining-dementia-through-arts/cracked-new-light-dementia
Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Robin hands out programs Robin hands out programs Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Tom (Tim Machin) is Vera's hero (Claire Frances Muir), because being there makes a difference Tom (Tim Machin) is Vera's hero (Claire Frances Muir), because being there makes a difference Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Mary Ellen MacLean has a moving performance as Elaine Mary Ellen MacLean has a moving performance as Elaine Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Diagnosed with Dementia, Elaine played by Mary Ellen MacLean with compassionate daughter Caroline, played by Lori Nancy Kalamanski Diagnosed with Dementia, Elaine played by Mary Ellen MacLean with compassionate daughter Caroline, played by Lori Nancy Kalamanski Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Researcher Sherry Dupuis Researcher Sherry Dupuis Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Researcher Pia Kontos Researcher Pia Kontos Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Kim Barrett McKenna, Ann Hatch, Daniella Sretenovic, CEO Cathy Barrick, Stephanie Highfield & Kimberley Blease from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada Kim Barrett McKenna, Ann Hatch, Daniella Sretenovic, CEO Cathy Barrick, Stephanie Highfield & Kimberley Blease from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Anthony Grani & Ann making the play into film Anthony Grani & Ann making the play into film Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Romeo Colobong from University Health Network works hard to bring awareness Romeo Colobong from University Health Network works hard to bring awareness Cracked: New Light on Dementia - Ann Hatch & Daniella Sretenovic from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada Ann Hatch & Daniella Sretenovic from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada Cracked: New Light on Dementia - I'm still me! I'm still me!