Connected Horse Project
It is critical that we provide quality programs for people living with young onset dementias! You can help.
We have seen people that we love pass their time in meaningless activities with the belief that they are no longer “there” or able participate in purposeful community life. Their physical body is functioning, but they are gone because they have been labeled with dementia. Seeking support and staying connected is one way to fight the stigma associated with the diagnosis and a way to be a part of the solution.
The Connected Horse Project is designed as three workshop days, including an introduction to the Stanford University Red Barn Equine Leadership Equestrian Center. There are also two days of working with the horses and trained facilitators as well as additional study requirements for people interested in participating in the pilot research project. No prior experience with horses is required for the project! Participants will not be riding the horses. They will be engaging with the horses from the ground.
Remember, horses act as mirrors. They help us see our own emotions, fears and anxiety. They can help those living with dementia (and their care-givers, too!) experience joy and confidence. Those living with dementia do not have to be labeled by their diagnosis!
Please help us fund this important program, so those diagnosed with dementia can continue to experience purpose and meaning in their lives, courtesy of our beautiful horse companions! We thank you in advance for you generosity and support!
Nancy, Elke and Paula
I hope that you will support the Connected Horse Project. The Stanford Equine Guided Support Research Project starts this month. We are looking for additional funding so participants can join free of charge. Click here to http://www.connectedhorse.com/support.php
to be part of our success! Thank you.
The responses to the workshops at the Stanford University Red Barn Leadership Program have been amazing.
Please consider donating so people living with dementia and their care partners can participate in this incredible program that helps to reduce stress and improve quality of life.
See connectedhorse.com for more information regarding additional sponsorship and research opportunities. Thank you, Paula, Nancy and Elke
1) This is called the family disease
2) Worldwide 47 million people are living with dementia
3) Every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed
Consider supporting the Connected Horse Project, a research project at Stanford University's Red Barn Equine Leadership Program, focused on young onset dementia and care partners.
Thank you, Paula, Nancy and Elke