The 13th International Dementia Conference, organised by Engaging Dementia, is taking place online from 4-6 October 2021 on the theme of Opportunity out of Adversity. This year’’s conference will cover the multiple facets of dementia, from the research and medical aspect of the disease, to the importance of community support and living well with dementia. 

The programme includes arts initiatives and insights from arts and health practitioners:

  • Story2Remember: An interactive workshop on the use of drama and storytelling in dementia care with Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska, Education and Training Coordinator, and Seamus Quinn, Researcher and Trainer, The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland.
  • Judy Williams, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and Philip Connaughton, choreographer and dance artist, will discuss Yes, But Do You Care?, an artwork which creatively reimagines the lived experiences of family carers. The work was created with visual artist Marie Brett in collaboration with members of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network.
  • Musician Gráinne Hope, Director of Kids’ Classics, will join a panel conversation with Senior Atlantic Fellows from the Global Brain Health Institute.

Detailed programme and booking information can be accessed on the Engaging Dementia website.

Special rates for people living with dementia, their carers, HSE staff and students are available on the conference registration form on the website.


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