John Keady – Dementia: New Paths to Understanding

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC School of Nursing as part of the Marion Woodward Lecture. Professor John Keady will share the intervention work that he is leading with an interdisciplinary Dementia and Ageing Research Team [DART] based at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester. DART have developed programs of work based around creative social research methods and the joint creation of knowledge with people living with dementia and their family/social networks.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Keady, a Nursing Professor of Older People’s Mental Health at the University of Manchester, is also the Chief Investigator of the five-year ESRC/NIHR Neighbourhoods and Dementia mixed methods, multi-site, research study [2014-2019] which is funded as part of the UK Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. The Neighbourhoods Study includes a program of work located at the Center for Dementia Research at Linköping University, Sweden. An overview of the Neighbourhoods Study will be shared and will include a focus on the role that people with dementia are playing on the research program. His presentation will conclude with locating neighbourhoods within the wider context of the dementia friendly community movement and the role of nursing in transforming approaches to care through the personal empowerment of people living with dementia.

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