November 13th, 2015
6-7pm, Wednesday 18 November in the Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park
All are invited to the launch of the new blogging platform, Dementia Day-to-Day, offering a unique perspective on the condition.
Dementia Day-to-Day is a new joint initiative led by the Institute of Mental Health and the School of English. It takes the form of a series of blogs – mainly online diaries and reflective pieces – integrated into the existing Improving Dementia Education and Awareness (IDEA) website.
IDEA have assembled a panel of authors from all walks of life, each with their own experience of, and interest in, dementia to explore the subject of ageing and wellbeing from as many angles as possible.
One of the most dominant ways of thinking about dementia is from a clinical, scientific medical vantage point, a perspective that focuses on identifying the causes of, and developing treatments for, dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease. It is this type of perspective that often inspires and dominates much media coverage of dementia-related issues.
There are, however, many other vantage points from which to explore dementia and wellbeing, and this is what Dementia Day-to-Day aims to do. Alongside more medical perspectives, you’ll find personal, social and cultural takes on dementia – a variety of commentaries designed to be informative, engaging and (always) accessible.
The blogs are updated regularly and are often topical, responding to events in the news, developments in research, and so on. But they are not exclusively so. Here you’ll also find accounts by people with dementia, their carers, friends and family members – all of whom describe their day-to-day experiences and stories.
Dementia Day-to-Day is an ever-expanding resource. Accordingly we welcome blogs from new authors. If you would like to contribute, please do contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit their website.
Please RSVP on the School of English website by Monday 16 November.
If you are on social media like Facebook or Twitter, you can also support Dementia Day-to-Day by signing up to their Thunderclap. By signing up to this mass social media, you will allow Thunderclap to post one message on your social media about Dementia Day-to-Day, helping to create a bigger impact. Find out more.
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