Centre for Ageing Research 'Town & Gown Event' - Lancaster Town Hall, 7th September 2017
The theme of this year's Town and Gown event was 'Dementia and the Imagination: Arts and Design for Health'. Organised and run by Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research, it was designed to introduce delegates to some of the most cutting edge research and practice, drawing on knowledge and expertise from the worlds of art and design. From music and theatre to participatory art and design, this event showcased the work of researchers from Lancaster University together with that of their collaborators with backgrounds in health, academia and the voluntary and community sector.
A series of videos, with accompanying presentations in PDF format, where available, can be found below:
Christine Milligan, An introduction to the event| Watch the video
J Keady and H Pusey, "Participatory arts and dementia: an overview from Manchester" | C4AR TAG17 J Keady and H Pusey | Watch the video
Paul Rodgers, "Disrupting Dementia by Design" | No presentation available | Watch the video
Emmanuel Tsekleves, "Ageing Playfully" | C4AR TAG17 E Tsekleves | Watch the video
Robyn Dowlen, "Being ‘in the moment’ with music" | C4AR TAG17 R Dowlen | Watch the video
Euan Winton, "How can design empower people living with dementia to transform local communities?" | C4AR TAG17 E Winton | Watch the video
John Killick, No presentation available | Watch the video
Pam Schweitzer, "Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today: Reminiscence in Dementia Care" | C4AR TAG17 P Schweitzer | Watch the video
Christine Milligan and Gil Graystone, "A Life More Ordinary: Developing dementia friendly spaces through the arts " | C4AR TAG17 C Milligan and G Graystone | Watch the video
Garuth Chalfont, "What is Art?" | C4AR TAG17 G Chalfont | Watch the video
Daniel Carey, No title available | C4AR TAG17 D Carey | Watch the video
Mary Elliott, No presentation available | Watch the video
Jimmy O'Donnell, "The Power of Sensory Reminiscence - unlocking creativity within each person" | C4AR TAG17 J ODonnell | Watch the video
New Initiatives in Careers Health and Enterprise (NICHE) Seminar – 23 February 2017
A report summarising this NICHE seminar event can be found below.
NICHE Seminar Report Feb 2017
Environmental challenges in older age Seminar – 8 December 2016
The Centre for Ageing Research held a seminar on environmental challenges in older age, including the impact of climate change (floods and heatwaves), and the potential risk of air pollution in the development of dementia.
Professor Barbara Maher & Professor David Allsop talked about 'Airborne particulate pollution as a potential environmental risk factor for Alzheimer's disease' and Professor Gordon Walker talked about 'Heatwaves, vulnerabilities and climate change: problems for and with care provision for older people'
Download the presentations:
C4AR Seminar 08 Dec 2016 - D.Allsop
C4AR Seminar 08 Dec 2016 - G. Walker
Non-drug Treatments to Intervene and Prevent Dementia Symposium - 23 June 2016
Resources from this successful, well-attended event are now available online. The Symposium was held online, using web conferencing technology, affording guest presenters and other 'virtual' delegates the opportunity to contribute to the day.
Below, you will find all of the presentation videos, which you are free to watch online by clicking each in turn.
(Please note that the quality of some videos is variable, subject to technical limitations experienced between the University and some of the online presenters).
An C4AR: Non-drug treatments to intervene and prevent Dementia - Event report is also available.
Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project
The Creative Exchange, Ageing Playfully, has been featured on a number of medical news sites, such as News Medical, Medical Express and Medical News Today, in the UK and overseas. The project discovered that creative activities such as designing musical instruments can improve the quality of life of people with dementia.
Dementia Futures 'Town and Gown' Event - 18th September 2015
In September 2015, the Centre for Ageing Research held its annual Town and Gown event in Lancaster Town Hall. The focus of the event was on Dementia Futures, bringing together academics from the university, clinicians and practitioners, city councillors and members of the public to hear about some of the latest developments in dementia research and practice. This year saw the addition of a room demonstrating a range of interactive activities used in research that proved a huge success with those attending.
Download the presentation portfolio: Dementia Futures Presentations
View the YouTube video of this event
Palliative Care Research in Care Homes - 14th June 2016
This seminar aimed to present current international care home research with respect to palliative care for older people. Following the presentations there was an opportunity for discussion and at the end of the day the role of research in care homes was further considered.
Given the focus of the seminar the event was arranged in partnership with the National Research and development in Care Homes Forum and the International Observatory on End of Life Care.
Download the seminar report: Funded Research Seminar 2016
Embodied experiences of stroke in rural areas (7th May 2015)
Louise Meijering, Assistant Professor in the Department of Demography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, talks about the research that she and other colleagues have been conducting on the place-based experiences of older stroke survivors in the Netherlands.
Download the presentation: Embodied Experiences of Stroke
C4AR Pathways to Impact Seminar Series Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries
Seminar 3: Caring for the oldest old of our populations (10th July 2015)
As part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Centre for Ageing Research held a 'town and gown' event themed around Caring for Our Older Populations on 10th July 2014.
Download the presentation portfolio: Pathways to Impact: Seminar 3