Our Mission: I’m Still Here (ISH) helps people living with dementia to flourish through engagement in life, family and community. ISH supports programs that engage persons living with dementia and their care partners in arts, culture and community. ISH seeks to spread the message of hope and possibility, especially to underserved individuals and communities.
Contact: Mary Anne Grant PHONE: 781-816-5151 EMAIL: info@imstillhere.org I’m Still Here 7 Wainwright Road #35 Winchester, MA 01890
A life fulfilling approach to living with dementia
The I’m Still Here principles are the core. We are committed to promoting the principles and to helping others learn what they mean and how they can be implemented in dementia care programs. Starting in 2022, I’m Still Here will organize an annual virtual seminar about the I’m Still Here principles featuring leading experts, ISH innovators, and persons living with dementia. The I’m Still Here principles are grounded by love, joy, purpose and meaning. The principles underscore the humanity of every person including those with dementia. They are designed to ensure DIGNITY….. give HOPE ….. and MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Dignity • Positivity: Encourage the person to use their skills and abilities to succeed and to master new skills. • Respectful: Respect each person’s choices, wishes and capacities. • Meaningful: Create meaning in the life of each person by helping them give to and share with others. • Relational: Reinforce relationship with care partners. Engagement • Acceptance: Engage the full person – they are still there. • Creative: Use the arts and all the senses to engage persons living with dementia. • Inclusive: Include and involve all care partners in programs and activities. • Open-minded: Employ all methods to reduce medications. Community • Comprehensive: Reach persons with dementia living at home and in other settings. • Involved: Include all persons living with dementia in their communities. • Inventive: Take advantage of existing community resources. Education • Encouragement: Help everyone living with dementia to learn and grow. • Enlighten: Inform individual & community partners in positive new ways to engage persons living with dementia.

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Here are a few key developments over the years . . .
Untitled: painted by program participant
Our Mission: I’m Still Here (ISH) helps people living with dementia to flourish through engagement in life, family and community. ISH supports programs that engage persons living with dementia and their care partners in arts, culture and community. ISH seeks to spread the message of hope and possibility, especially to underserved individuals and communities.
Contact: Mary Anne Grant PHONE: 781-816-5151 EMAIL: info@imstillhere.org I’m Still Here 7 Wainwright Road #35 Winchester, MA 01890
A life fulfilling approach to living with dementia
The I’m Still Here principles are the core. We are committed to promoting the principles and to helping others learn what they mean and how they can be implemented in dementia care programs. Starting in 2022, I’m Still Here will organize an annual virtual seminar about the I’m Still Here principles featuring leading experts, ISH innovators, and persons living with dementia. The I’m Still Here principles are grounded by love, joy, purpose and meaning. The principles underscore the humanity of every person including those with dementia. They are designed to ensure DIGNITY….. give HOPE ….. and MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Dignity • Positivity: Encourage the person to use their skills and abilities to succeed and to master new skills. • Respectful: Respect each person’s choices, wishes and capacities. • Meaningful: Create meaning in the life of each person by helping them give to and share with others. • Relational: Reinforce relationship with care partners. Engagement • Acceptance: Engage the full person – they are still there. • Creative: Use the arts and all the senses to engage persons living with dementia. • Inclusive: Include and involve all care partners in programs and activities. • Open-minded: Employ all methods to reduce medications. Community • Comprehensive: Reach persons with dementia living at home and in other settings. • Involved: Include all persons living with dementia in their communities. • Inventive: Take advantage of existing community resources. Education • Encouragement: Help everyone living with dementia to learn and grow. • Enlighten: Inform individual & community partners in positive new ways to engage persons living with dementia.

Meet our Partners