Doing things with dementia: Exploring support to keep people connected

Dementia research in the news is nearly always about finding a cure, but just as important is how we can support the nearly 1 million people (and growing) who are living with dementia right now. While a diagnosis of dementia is life changing, people can still live full and active lives with the condition - but support in the community needs to be better. Thomas Morton will talk about the work of the University of Worcester's Association for Dementia Studies to improve this situation, including initiatives like Meeting Centres that aim to connect people to their communities and each other. He will talk about what Meeting Centres are, who can go and what people do there, as well as the wider research that the Association for Dementia Studies does – and opportunities for people to get involved!  

Thomas Morton is a Research Associate with the Association for Dementia Studies