Dementia: Life, Art & Research

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016
18:30pm
Exeter Phoenix
Educational & Spoken Word

Focusing on the topic of dementia in terms of lived experience, art, and research this event introduces special guests Tony Husband and Professor Linda Clare.

Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist, whose performance is centred on his recent illustrated story (Take Care, Son) which chronicles his father’s dementia with ‘loving charm and wit’ (Stephen Fry). This personal account will be a starting point for further discussion about dementia care.

Professor Linda Clare is the director of the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) whose world-leading research on supporting well-being in dementia was recently featured on BBC’s Horizon.

In the UK, it is estimated that there are approximately 850,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – with potentially more than 20 million people being touched by this condition. These figures, however, can be overwhelming and impersonal. Learning about dementia through real-life accounts, art, and cutting-edge research promises to be a thought-provoking and powerful event.

Presented as parts of ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.

 

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