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TAnDem Conference 2017

TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference 2017: Making sense of arts and dementia: Perspectives on research and practice

Booking for the TAnDem Conference 2017 is now closed. There is a waiting list for places.

If you would like to go on the list please email tandemconference@worc.ac.uk and we will tell you if you have been successful by 18 September 2017

 

Thursday 21st September 2017 from 09:30 to 16:00

Malvern Theatres, Malvern, Worcestershire 

After a successful event in Nottingham in 2016, the second TAnDem Arts & Dementia Conference will continue to explore the links between research and arts and dementia practice. This year, the setting will be Malvern in Worcestershire.

This year, we will be thinking about how we make sense of what actually goes on when an artist works with people with dementia and how researchers, arts practitioners, care staff and those directly affected by dementia can use this knowledge. This event will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the potential of the arts to enrich and support the lives and care of people affected by dementia. 

Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers:

•Geoff Wong (Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford), an expert on the use of realist approaches to make sense of complex health and social interventions.

•Marijke Haeften-van-Dijk (VU Medical Centre University, Amsterdam) and Marieka Westra (Veder Theatre), who will talk about and demonstrate the Veder Method, which combines theatre and care to improve communication between people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Confirmed practitioner-led breakout sessions:

•Kate Duncan and Claire Ford will demonstrate the Armchair Gallery, which inspires the viewing, appreciation and production of artworks through a series of workshops led by professional artists, using digital technology.

•Diane Amans, experienced dance practitioner and artist mentor will explore ways in which dance is used with people with dementia and talk about her work in mentoring artists as part of the Courtyard Theatre’s Making of Me programme.

•Susan Langford of intergenerational arts specialists Magic Me Arts, will reflect on the delivery and outcomes of their innovative Artists Residencies in Care Homes projects.

•Rachael Savage gives an insight into the work of Vamos Theatre, sharing the learning behind the international touring show about living with dementia, Finding Joy. and the development of the company’s person-centred health and social care training.  

This event has been designed to enable all those involved in arts and dementia to come together, to connect and to share their experience and to learn from that of others. There will be opportunities for this during the day 

 

How to book

Booking for the TAnDem Conference 2017 is now closed. There is a waiting list for places. If you would like to go on the list please email tandemconference@worc.ac.uk and we will tell you if you have been successful by 18 September 2017.

Fee: £60* (free for people living with dementia and their accompanying carers) 

* The delegate rate is subsidised as a result of a generous conference allocation within the TAnDem Doctoral Training Centre grant from Alzheimer's Society.  

Please email tandemconference@worc.ac.uk if you have any questions or need any further information. 

 

About TAnDem

The TAnDem Doctoral Training Centre is a partnership between the Universities of Worcester and Nottingham, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. Eight doctoral students are working within TAnDem, researching a variety of topics related to the arts and dementia. The students will be planning and chairing the day and there will be an opportunity to meet them and to find out more about their research. 

 

 

  Alzheimer's Society, ADS, TAnDem, Worcester    University of Worcester, ADS, TAnDem