| MacArthur Fellowship|
University of Minnesota
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia
Amy Chaloupka, John Killick, Gabriele Kreutzner
Anne Davis Basting, age 51, is an American gerontologist working as a professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts. Her work centers around aging, memory and dementia, both from the point of view of the elderly and that of society; and of the uses of theater, storytelling and other arts in eldercare. She is one of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows (recipients of the $625,000 so-called "genius grants").
Anne Basting Wikipedia
She graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison, and University of Minnesota.The Stages of Age: Performing Age in Contemporary American Culture. University of Michigan Press. 1998. ISBN 0-472-10939-1.
The arts and dementia care: A resource guide, New York: National Center for Creative Aging, 2003, ISBN 9780982337325
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia. JHU Press. 1 November 2009. ISBN 978-0-8018-9649-1.
TimeSlips Creativity Journal. UWM Center on Age & Community, 2004, ISBN 9780982337301
Anne Basting; Maureen Towey; Ellie Rose, eds. (15 May 2016). The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care. University of Iowa Press. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-1-60938-414-2.
Basting, A. D. (2001) "God is a talking horse: Performance of self in dementia". The Drama Review 45(3): 78–94.
Basting, A. D. (2003) "Looking back from loss: Performing the ‘self' in Alzheimer’s disease". Journal of Aging Studies 17(1): 87–99.
Basting, A. D. (2006) "The arts and dementia care". Generations 30(1): 16–20.
De Medeiros, K., and A. D. Basting (2013) "Shall I compare thee to a dose of Donepezil?: Cultural arts interventions in dementia care research".The Gerontologist 54(3): 344–353.
McFadden S., and A. D. Basting (2010) "Healthy aging persons and their brains: Promoting resilience through creative engagement". Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 26(1): 149–161.