Timeslips is a therapeutic story-telling program for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
"It's to take the focus off what they have lost and focus on what they have left, and that is their creative ability to tell stories," Schneider said.
Facilitators show a picture, and then patients make up a story to go with it. It gets patients thinking, and helps build confidence.
"It gives the older people a sense of dignity instead of 'I can't remember this,'" she said.
The program also builds stronger relationships between caregivers and patients, as they create stories together.
For more information on the Timeslips program see: http://www.timeslips.org/