Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2017
This description of Anne Basting's work was prepared when Anne Basting was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Introduction
Anne Basting is transforming the experience of aging and the stigma around dementia and memory loss by empowering older adults and their caregivers with new practices rooted in creative expression and community building. Having demonstrated the impact at the individual level, her sights are now set on transforming institutions of care into cultural and community centers of creative expression and growth.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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