Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care. Forthcoming from Harper One, July 2020.
The Penelope Project: An Arts-based Odyssey to Change Elder-Care. Eds. Anne Basting, Ellie Rose and Maureen Towey. University of Iowa Press (2016).
TimeSlips Creativity Journal. Attainment Co. 2015.
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (2009).
The Stages of Age: Performing Age in Contemporary American Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
Basting, Anne. "From Islands to Networks: Using Improvisation to Build Relationships Among Individuals and Systems." In Sheila McCormick's Applied Theatre and Aging. London: Methuen Press, 2017.
Basting, Anne. "The Arts in Dementia Care." In Murna Downs and Barbara Bower's Excellence in Dementia Care. Volume 2. 2014.
Mello, Robin and Anne Basting. “'The Sublime, the Unsettling and the Exuberant’: Changing Students’ Attitudes Toward Aging Through TimeSlips Creative Storytelling.” In Terry Ann Thaxton’s (Editor) Creative Writing in the Community. London: Continuum International Publishing.
Roush, R. E., Braun, M., Basting, A., Winakur, J., Rosenberg, R., & McFadden, S. H. “Using the arts to promote resiliency among persons with dementia and their caregivers.” In B. Resnick, L. Gwyther, & K. A. Roberto (Eds.), Resilience in aging: Concepts, research, and outcomes. Springer, 2011.
How We Underestimate the Arts in Long-Term Care. Caring for the Ages, July 1, 2018
Nursing Homes as Cultural Centers? A collaboration is making it happen in rural Kentucky nursing homes. Next Avenue, April 10, 2018
Stealing Hope. ChangingAging.org, Dec 2017
Why We Need to Pour Creativity into our Elder-care Systems. Next Avenue, Dec. 14, 2016
The Odyssey in a Long-Term Care Community. Next Avenue, May 1, 2015
Why the Arts are Key to Dementia Care: This form of communication can engage intuition and imagination. Next Avenue, April 23, 2015
Recent Scholarly Essays
Basting, A. (2017) "Building Creative Communities of Care: Arts, dementia and Hope in the United States." Dementia. Jan 1:1471301217740959. doi: 10.1177/1471301217740959.
Basting, A., Peters, K., & Katz, S. (2015). Interview with Dr Anne Davis Basting, 21 May 2013. Dementia (London, England), 14(3), 328-34.
De Medeiros, K., & Basting, A. (2014). 'Shall I Compare Thee to a Dose of Donepezil?': Cultural Arts Interventions in Dementia Care Research. The Gerontologist, 54(3), 344-353.
Savundranayagam, M., Dilley, L., & Basting, A. (2011). StoryCorps' Memory Loss Initiative: Enhancing personhood for storytellers with memory loss. Dementia,10(3), 415-433.
MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting On Asking People With Dementia 'Beautiful Questions', interview by Anne Strainchamps, NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, 2019.
Theatre Artist Anne Basting Named MacArthur Fellow, Interview with Kelly McEvers, NPR’s All Things Considered, 2016
Milwaukee Independent, Aug 20, 2018
Interview with Anne Basting, by Laura Beck, Eden Alternative, web, Feb 2018
Next Avenue Moments, interview, Milwaukee Public Television
Director’s Cut, Milwaukee Public Television. Interview with Anne Basting and Brad Lichtenstein on the documentary Penelope.
The Art of Research, UWMilwaukee video
When Art is the only Medicine, TEDX talk, UWMilwaukee
Alzheimer’s Patients Turn to Stories Instead of Memories, NPR’s Morning Edition, 2012