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    Organizational Empathy Through Storytelling with Lauren Dowden, presented by AbbVie

    Learn the importance of storytelling and improvisation when dealing with dementia

    Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 PM @ MATTER
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    In 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association released their annual Facts & Figures update, which noted that there are 5.3 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, which could jump to 13.8 million by 2050. Despite those harrowing statistics, awareness for the disease is sorely lacking in the country. At this Lab, hear the story from one family that has been personally affected by Alzheimer’s, and discover how storytelling and improvisation can help make connections and change perceptions. It’s important to remember that human consciousness is made up of stories, which can sometimes shift to foster understanding and empathy of another perspective. This event will walk attendees through an interactive exercise that fosters empathy, which aims to provide a tool kit for supporting and engaging with those with dementia and their families. We might not be able to change the fact that Alzheimer’s exists, but we can change the society in which it exists.

    When
    Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    Where
    MATTER
    222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago, IL 60654
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