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Perspectives on Memory - Creative Aging Conference

  • Frye Museum 704 Terry Avenue Seattle (map)

Perspectives on Aging is a one-day conference designed for a broad audience including adults living with memory loss - whether age-related or from early stage dementia - as well as social and healthcare professionals, and lifelong learners.

Through the wide lenses of creativity and aging, the conference will explore the topic of memory from multidisciplinary perspectives including psychology, sociology, neurology, technology, as well as the arts.

Lectures and interactive presentations will be given by international specialists and local experts including Charles Fernyhough, PhD, British psychologist and award-winning author of Piece of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts; Thomas Grabowski, MD, neurologist and director of the University of Washington Memory and Brain Wellness Center; and Ann Hedreen, writer, filmmaker, and teacher of memoir writing at Seattle Central College.

Click here to learn more about the conference including the full list of speakers and how to register.

Cost: $100 for the day. A limited number of scholarships are available at the reduced rate of $50. Please contact Mary Jane Knecht, Manager of Creative Aging Programs at for an application.

Doors open at 8:15 am for check-in and continental breakfast. Program is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A reception from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm concludes the day.

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