ABOUT KYRIÈ CARPENTER
She writes: I am radically pro-aging and dementia positive. I serve all people and have a passion for those living with dementia, their allies and supporting organizations.
My journey started with a question, “What better way to learn about life than in hindsight?” Many elders I met were mad, frustrated, sad and bored; these common human conditions exacerbated by years and circumstance. I began to notice those who rejected the process of aging were suffering more than those who embraced it. There is no shortcut or easy answer to alleviate the suffering of aging and dementia but there is a perspective shift that can help us. I call this becoming a crone-in-training.
My passion for story led me to a career in film, studies in Depth Psychology, and ultimately my work with aging. For the last two years I have been performing in Dr. Bill Thomas’ nationwide ChangingAging tour. Prior to this I worked with elders living in long-term care in San Francisco. In 2015 I traveled to all 50 states living in a van the culmination of which was founding a wellness center, Prosper. I blog (Huffington Post & ChangingAging) and recently published Healing Dementia. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and I wrote my thesis on the Anti-Aging myth in America.