"What Can We Learn from Those Living With Dementia?"
from the author of On Vanishing
Lynn Casteel Harper
Casteel Harper is an essayist, minister, and chaplain. Her debut book, On Vanishing:
Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear (Catapult,
2020), was named a New
York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a Chautauqua
Literary and Scientific Circle selection. On Vanishing appeared on the
Gold Foundation's 2021 Reading List for Compassionate Clinicians.
ordained Baptist minister, Lynn serves as the Minister of Older Adults at The
Riverside Church in New York City. Before
joining Riverside’s staff, Lynn was a nursing home chaplain at a continuing
care retirement community, where her passion for dementia and aging justice
completed her M.Div. at Wake Forest University and her chaplaincy residency at
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Lynn's writing and interviews on spirituality,
dementia, and aging have appeared with outlets such as NPR's Think, Salon, LA Review of Books, Kaiser Health News, and Huffington Post.
In 2019, Lynn gave a workshop in Vermont on "Spirituality and
Dementia." We are thrilled to welcome her back to speak at the 2023
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