Manchester Science Festival: the art and science of dementia

  • 26 October 2016
  • 18.00 - 19.30
  • Citylabs 1.0
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The art and science of dementia 

Wednesday 26th October 

18.00 - 19.30

As proud sponsors of The Manchester Science Festival, we are excited to help celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting 'the art of science and dementia' event at Citylabs 1.0. This event will look at how art, science and the general public can help support those living with dementia, featuring a choir performance and conversation with keynote speakers.

Hear from:

Dr Chris Pickford from the Institute for Dementia at the University of Salford, who is working with wearable technology that monitors people’s activity. This will help caregivers monitor changes in activity and find out more about how people who are living with dementia are doing.

Dr Ashley Burgoyne, the scientist behind the #HookedOnMusic game, a citizen science experiment that explored musical memory, long term memory and failing memory, which could contribute to future Alzheimer’s disease research. He will be talking about what #HookedOnMusic has discovered so far and the next steps for the game. www.hookedonmusic.org.uk

Sally Ferris, the founder of Together Dementia Support, a social enterprise that offers more support and activities for people living with dementia. Sally passionately believes that people with dementia benefit enormously from stimulating, therapeutic activities and opportunities to belong to groups where they are valued and their abilities recognised. She will be joined by a choir whose members are living with dementia and they will perform at the beginning of the event.

Louise Coulthard, the writer of Cockamamy, a new play based on her experience of dementia which was performed to sell-out audiences in London as part of the Camden Fringe.

The conversation will be facilitated by Dr Marieke Navin, project lead for the#HookedOnMusic experiment.

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