Imagine if through the practice of stillness, we could unlock a deeper sense of calm and peace, not just for ourselves, but also for people living with dementia. Professor Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, our special guest for today, shares his incredible journey finding tranquility through martial arts and Tai Chi, and how these methods can bring profound benefits to those with dementia and their care partners. We take a deep dive into the fascinating world of stillness and its immense potential in dementia care.
Discover the importance of being fully present in each moment, a practice that is often overlooked in our fast-paced, do-it-all lifestyle. It's about striking a balance between doing and being, something Gary poignantly points out can be instrumental in turbulent times. We also discuss the refreshing concept of giving ourselves the green light to take a much-needed break, a vital component of self-care, especially for caregivers.
We delve into narrative care, a mindful approach of using stories to communicate with people living with dementia. We part with a thought-provoking discourse by Gary on how stillness can be a haven from our chaotic world. Join us on this episode of Redefining Dementia as we explore the enchanting essence of stillness and its transformative power.
Pathways to Stillness Blog
My Blog is about how you can discover your own Pathways to Stillness, and why that is so valuable to your life. We will explore what it means to lose and regain our sense of “our story” in the midst and aftermath of loss—negative beliefs about aging and how we can make them more positive, and the many benefits reaped by creating a refuge of stillness within.