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Dementia care professor to give inaugural lecture

12 December 12

Honorary Visiting Professor in Person-Centred Dementia Care, Graham Stokes, will communicate the expanding knowledge of the psychology of dementia and reveal how this has provided insights into the origins of 'challenging behaviours' at his inaugural lecture at the University of Bradford on Thursday 13 December.

Professor Graham Stokes was awarded an honorary appointment with the University of Bradford in June 2012 and is also Director of Dementia Care at Bupa Care Services. Prior to his appointment he was a senior consultant clinical psychologist at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where he was Head of Psychology Services for Older Adults and Adults with Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Professor Murna Downs, Head of the Bradford Dementia Group, said: "This lecture is part of the University's commitment to improving the understanding of dementia for the wider public.

"We are delighted to honour Professor Stokes' contribution to developing person-centred care for people with dementia and we look forward to working with him to meet the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia."

The lecture will be held on Thursday 13 December 2012 at 4pm in the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre. Please confirm your attendance at this event by telephone 01274 236367 or by email Lecture followed by drinks and canapés.

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