Guests:  Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Artistic Director, Forward Theater;  Dr. Carey Gleason, neuropsychologist, UW Health and Veterans Hospital and researcher, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center;  Fabu Carter, former Madison Poet Laureate, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and WADRC Outreach Specialist.

Following Forward Theater’s recent production of The Other Place, the power of creativity will be explored at an upcoming Community Conversation with caregivers, professionals and anyone working with people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, February 15, at Promega Corporation.  The afternoon is co-sponsored by UW Health and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.   The public is free, but reservations are required.  Tickets can be reserved at

On this program, Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Dr. Carey Gleason and Fabu Carter who is located at the UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 Park Street, on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays beginning February 10, come together to discuss keeping connections strong through the arts.   Using imagination to build relationships, improve well-being and give people an opportunity to express themselves in unique, creative ways is a new shift in caring for an aging and disabled population.

Fabu’s poem, For Our Elders With Memory Loss, is available in the book Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care by Glary Glazner at  For those interested in participating in Alzheimer’s disease research, go to or call 608-265-0407.