April 22, 2016, by Centre for Applied Social Research

Dementia: University Challenge

The Centre for Dementia, Institute of Mental Health, and the Centre for Applied Social Research, School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham are proud to present:


The speakers will be introduced by Professor Tom Dening, Director of the Centre for Dementia. At the beginning of the seminar Pippa Foster, Alzheimer’s Society, will formally recognise the University of Nottingham as a dementia-friendly community.

Speakers Include:

Jill Manthorpe, Dementia: A Voyage of Discovery


Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King’s College London and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and Patron of the Greater London Forum of Older People.

As Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at KCL, Jill has particular expertise on issues relating to the employment, satisfaction and training of the people who deliver dementia care in the community and in residential or nursing homes.

Mary Marshall, Dementia-friendly Design


Mary Marshall is a senior consultant with HammondCare, Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Professor Emeritus at Stirling University. She writes and lectures on dementia care, mainly on design. Her current preoccupation is the impact of design on distressed behaviour.

“Her major contribution has been to champion the right of older people with dementia to be regarded as having partially remediable disabilities … she has taught that it is crucial to develop a style of social work with patients and their families which emphasises respect for the individual’s past and current skills and aptitudes.”

Baroness Elaine Murphy

Date and Time: Thursday 19 May, 5.00pm (refreshments) for 5.30pm start (to finish at 7.00 pm)

Location: B63, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park

The event is free and open to all, book your place at: www.dementiauniversity.eventbrite.co.uk.

The University of Nottingham is committed to being a Dementia Friendly University.  There are many ways to get involved, including research and befriending initiatives.

Find out more about how you can be involved here.

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