Dementia and stigma

Venue University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Event date: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 12.30 PM
Running until: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 1.30 PM

With the numbers of individuals diagnosed with dementia-related disorders expected to rise in the next few decades, it is imperative that health and social care professionals are equipped with knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of people living with dementia.

Alison Kilduff (University of Derby) examines the literature on the effects of stigma and ageism in dementia care.

This lecture has been organised by the University of Derby's 'Arts & Health: Dementia/Social Gerontology Cross-College Research Development Cluster'.

The research development cluster provides an opportunity for you to get involved in developing a large research bid to enable development of a programme of research in the area of arts and health for older people. 

The cluster is open to anyone with an interest in these areas and those who are keen to get involved in the development of ‘work packages’ as part of the large bid are especially welcome:

  • Carers / Places and Spaces (improving the lives of carers, creative/dementia friendly neighbourhoods via the arts)
  • Giving Voice (Drawing on oral traditions and theatre to give voice to voices seldom heard: LGBT etc.)
  • Intergenerational, interprofessional and integrated aspects of dementia care via the arts
  • Participatory arts as public health provision (how can we support older people in communities through creative engagement? What tools do we need to develop with reference to a social policy agenda?)


The cluster runs a number of lectures on related subjects. These are open to all, regardless of whether you wish to become involved in research development.

Recent lectures:

  • The Historical Past of Hospices in Florence – Dr Eleni Tracada, University of Derby.
  • Experiencing the Role of Informal Carer: Insights from Three Projects - Dr Jane Montague, University of Derby.
  • Belper Arts Festival & Dementia Awareness Week - George Gunby, Belper Arts Festival
  • Dementia Friends Introduction Session - Nicola Bellenger, Dementia Friends Champion / Derby Theatre.
  • Representing Self Representing Ageing: Older Women Explore Ageing - Dr Susan Hogan, University of Derby.

Booking information

For more information or to book your place for 'Dementia and Stigma' email Emily Bradfield (Meeting Secretary)
e.bradfield@derby.ac.uk