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Dr Andrea Capstick on the panel for Dementia event at LSE Literary Festival

Published: Wed 19 Feb 2014
Dr Andrea Capstick on the panel for Dementia event at LSE Literary Festival

Dr Andrea Capstick, Course Leader in MSc Dementia Studies at the Bradford Dementia Group, is a member of the discussion panel for Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature, alongside Melvyn Bragg and Professor Justine Schneider.

More information on the event can be found here

The panel will explore ways of understanding dementia and dementia care through art and literature, including theatre, participatory videos and the novel with insights from research and personal experiences.

The event is part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, and takes place on 25 February 2014, 6.30-8pm, at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Tickets for the event are free, but must be booked in advance through the LSE online store.

The event has been certified for CPD purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service.

Profile: Dr Andrea Capstick

Andrea Capstick is lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. She has been a member of Bradford Dementia Group (BDG) since 1994, and became the inaugural leader of the UK's first BSc (Hons) in Dementia Studies.

She holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) for her work on the use of film and narrative biography in teaching dementia studies, and has published on a variety of subjects including service user involvement in dementia care education; arts based approaches to teaching and learning, and the ethics of visual research.

In 2009 she conducted a pilot of the use of Participatory Video (PV) with people with dementia, and has recently been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research's School for Social Care Research to extend the use of PV to people living in long-term social care.

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