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Creative Response to Dementia Day, Sheffield

 25th June 9.30am-3.30pm at The Vine at St Bart’s, Primrose Hill, Langsett, Sheffield, S6 2UW

This is event is for churches, people living with dementia and their carers, faith-based community and voluntary sector organisations and health and social care practitioners.

Livability are working in partnership with Mutual Blessings, Sheffield, to offer this important event for people and churches who want to reach and support people living with dementia and their carers. The day will explore creative ways of supporting people living with dementia and their carers, and to share the joys and challenges involved.

Cost is £20 per person, including lunch.  Tickets, and more details, are available here


Annual lecture:  Loneliness in later life: social problem, public health problem, or moral panic?

Mon 2 July 2018, 17:30 – 19:00 at Saint Peters House, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH.

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Aging (MICRA) are pleased to announce their 2018 Annual Public Lecture. This will be presented by Professor Christina Victor, Vice Dean Research at Brunel University, London.

Christina joined Brunel in October 2009. She is Professor of Gerontology and Public Health and Vice Dean (Research) in the College of Health and Life Sciences as well as the Ageing Studues Theme Leader in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.

Christina’s initial research interests were focussed upon health and health inequalities and the evaluation of services for older people. More recently she developed a keen interest in loneliness and isolation; the benefits of exercise and activity in later life and the experiences of old age and later life amongst minority communities and the experience of ageing for people with intellectual disabilities. She has received funding for her research from a range of funders including ESRC, NIHR, Dunhill Medical Trust, Leverhulme and the British Academy.

Christina has written over 200 journal articles and book chapters and has published 8 books in the field of gerontology. Her most recent book, Ageing, Health and Care, was launched by Policy Press at the British Society of Gerontology conference held at Brunel in July 2010. She is Editor of Ageing and Society, the leading social gerontology journal in Europe. She is a member of a range grant awarding bodies including NIHR and ESRC. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2017 Christina was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award of the British Society of Gerontology and awarded Fellowship of the Gerontological Society of America.

Lecture Abstract:

The established representation of loneliness in the UK was as a social problem of old age: a characterisation that can be traced back to the surveys of older people conducted in the immediate post war period by Sheldon and developed by Townsend and Tunstall. This lecture will explore how and why loneliness has been transformed from a social problem of old age to a public health problem with health consequences worse than smoking to a moral panic whereby loneliness among older people generates ‘excess’ service use that threatens the very future of the NHS.This lecture has the ambition to challenge this now established corpus of received wisdom and cast a more creative and critical gaze on the topic of loneliness in later life with the aim of generating fresh thinking

Please register here for your free ticket

Study part-time for a qualification in dementia at the University of Manchester

Apply now for September 2018.

  • Develop expertise in in the advancement of care, support and empowerment for people who are living with dementia.
  • Build on your experiences and develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to make meaningful changes to practice and services.
  • Taught by experts in the field and informed by people who are living with dementia.
  • Study at a university ranked 2nd in the UK and 4th in the world for nursing (QS World University Rankings 2017)

This course is suitable for graduates working with people who are living with dementia.  More details are on the University site here

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