Juliette Fowler Communities presents Visionary Women Luncheon
Juliette Fowler Communities will welcome Kimberly Williams-Paisley to headline the 2020 Visionary Women Luncheon. Williams-Paisley is an award-winning actor, author, columnist, director, producer, spokesperson, radio-host, and social advocate. She has starred in film, television, and theater for over 25 years and is known for her co-starring roles on According to Jim and Nashville, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, for which she was nominated for several awards, and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. In 2016 she became a New York Times best-selling author for her book, Where the Light Gets In, that explores how her family coped with her mother Linda’s dementia, her care, and losing her. The book was developed after she wrote an essay for Redbook magazine in 2014 called “Is My Mother Gone?” that chronicled the impact of her mother’s dementia.
Located on 25 picturesque acres, Juliette Fowler Communities features the only dementia care program in Dallas, and one of only three in Texas, certified in the I’m Still Here® approach, a unique paradigm shift in memory care. As an I’m Still Here® Center for Excellence in Dementia Care, Juliette Fowler Communities provides an engagement-focused program connecting with those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias through abilities that do not diminish with time. By offering families and professionals ways to emotionally connect with loved ones who are still there through communication techniques and life enrichment, this program sparks creativity and engagement, helping them to thrive.
Williams-Paisley first noticed something was not right with her mother during her wedding to country music artist Brad Paisley. Her mother had wanted to participate in the wedding, and they had asked her to read a Bible verse, which she had difficulty doing. Linda was suffering from a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family.