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Dementia representations: How people with dementia understand the condition
February 16 @ 11:05 am - 11:55 am
This sixth session of the IDEAL Webinar Series, discusses dementia representations. With over 900,000 people known to be living with dementia in the UK, and significant rises anticipated, dementia is a pressing health concern . How, though, do people with dementia understand the condition, and why does this make a difference? How people think about a condition changes their behaviour around it from public acts (i.e. whether or not they will seek a diagnosis), through to private motivations (i.e. whether they will share with family members if and when they are finding things hard).
Some of the most exciting results coming out of the IDEAL cohort study concern how people with dementia and carers see dementia, and the impact this has on them.
In this session you will hear from:
- Professor Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter and Chief Investigator on the IDEAL programme.
- An expert by experience, a member of the ALWAYs group of people with dementia and carers will share their perspectives on this topic.