Working together: collaboration beyond the academy in research in dementia and culture

Working  together: collaboration  beyond  the  academy  in  research  in  dementia  and  culture
23 November 2018, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Dementia is a matter of international debate, and thus the symposium seeks to reflect and promote the comparative and international nature of research, whilst also recognising the specific local and national contexts in which dementia is experienced.

The International Dementia and Culture Network has organised this second symposium to discuss two crucial aspects: impact and inclusion. This symposium will explore how the network can work towards facilitating the inclusion of people living with dementia in society and creating effective impact on their lives. We invite papers that present cross-cultural ideas about inclusion and impact in research on dementia and culture. We hope to instigate discussion about activities that the network should organise and support. This symposium seeks to promote collaboration among academics and between academics and non-academics from different countries and cultures.

Programme (pdf)

9:00  Registration and welcome
9:15 KEYNOTE:  Andrea Capstick (Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford)

10:15 Working with People with Dementia  

Stephanie Daley and Yvonne Feeney: ‘Time for Dementia: Understanding the experience of people with dementia’
Helen Wells and Andrea Capstick (Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford): ‘Narrative biographical work with women with dementia who live alone’

11:15 Break

11:30 Dementia and the Arts: Intervention 

Veronica Franklin Gould AMRSPH (President and Head of Research, Arts 4 Dementia): ‘Arts 4 dementia’
Nordoff Robbins: ‘Music therapy’ 
David Reid (University of Sheffield): “‘Richard Bentley steals the show’: rethinking ‘outcomes’ in dementia and the arts” 

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Raising Awareness
“Metaphorical Narratives in Dementia: Raising Awareness”   
Giulia Frezza (Sapienza, University of Rome and Spits Fellow, Metaphor Lab-Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam)
Gerard Steen (Metaphor Lab-Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam)

14:30 Changing Care
Martina Zimmermann (King’s College London) and Tony Britton (Living Well with Dementia, Warwickshire): “Changing care: how a neuropharmacologist-cum-health-humanist and a caregiver-turned-activist work together to achieve improved caregiver and patient support”
Andrea Germann (University of Heidelberg): “Natural Dying and Dementia”

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 Creativity and Representation
Elizabeth Caldwell (Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University): “Visual representations of dementia in children’s picturebooks” 

16:15 – 17:00 Final Discussion 
Facilitated by Katsura Sako (Keio University) and Raquel Medina (Aston University)

Registration Waged £15 | Students/Unwaged Free


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738