Saturday, 31 March 2012

Rethinking 'dementia' collaborative event CABS/DART 28th May Manchester

Rethinking ‘dementia’: Multi-disciplinary approaches to the meanings of dementia in everyday life

University of Manchester, Monday 28th of May

This is a collaborative event supported by MICRA (the Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research in Ageing, University of Manchester); DART (Dementia and Ageing Research Team, University of Manchester); CABS (Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies, Open University); the CPA (Centre for Policy on Ageing); CEDER (Centre for Dementia Research, Linkoping University, Sweden); and EDUCATE (Early Dementia Users’ Co-operative Aiming to Educate, Stockport).

Our aim for the day is to foster a debate on the meaning of dementia and the representation and involvement of people living with dementia in research and policy. We would like our speakers and contributors to give particular thought to issues of inclusiveness in research, and the value of drawing upon multi-/inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding issues of everyday living for people with dementia and their supporters.

The tradition for these events is to give plenty of time for input and discussion from everyone who attends. The audience will include a mix of researchers/academics, practitioners, older people and people living with dementia.
It is hoped that a short edited collection will be an output from the day with contributions from each of our speakers. This publication will be part of a series on the representation of older people in research led by CABS and the CPA (see:

Our provisional programme for the day is given below:
Arrive/coffee from - 10.30
Introduction and welcome 10.45
Discussant: John Keady
Deaf with Dementia (Alys Young and Emma Ferguson-Coleman) - 11 – 11.50
What does Dementia Mean to People Living with Dementia? (EDUCATE) – 11.50 -12.40
Research Briefing: Transitions from Hospital to Care Homes (Caroline Holland and Jeanne Katz) – 12.40 – 1pm

Lunch 1-2 (including a screening of a training video for hospital staff in acute care settings)

Research Briefing: Second Stories: Narrative and Dementia (Sarah Collins) 2 – 2.20
What does ‘Neighbourhood’ Mean to Carers for People with Dementia? (Andrew Clark, Richard Ward and Matthew Hargreaves) 2.20 – 3.10
Everyday Living with Dementia in Sweden (Lars-Christer Hyden and Ingrid Hellstrom) 3.10- 4pm

Closing and thanks - 4pm

For more information or to book a place contact Richard Ward

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