Giving a paper at the workshop Working Together: Collaboration beyond the Academy in Research in Dementia and Culture, London, November 23, 2018.
Sharing Tony Britton’s (Pam Britton Trust for Dementia) and my work towards changing dementia care – on how a neuropharmacologist-cum-health-humanist and a caregiver-turned-activist work together to achieve improved caregiver and patient support.
Giving a presentation on the trajectory from dementia as narrative experiment to the patient as plot device at the ‘Dementia, Violence, and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Comics’ workshop at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, September 13-15, 2018.
I have reviewed Janette Davies’s Living before Dying, a book amongst others about the relationship between the patient’s and caregiver’s quality of life in professional care settings, in this week’s Times Higher Education: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-living-before-dying-janette-davies-berghahn.
How do people with Alzheimer’s disease articulate their illness experience? Read more in my post to the King’s College London English Department blog about my new book, The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing, at https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/english/2017/10/04/the-poetics-and-politics-of-alzheimers-disease-life-writing/#more-1132.
I was very interested to read of this Italian initiative of listening to the patient, which took place earlier this month, as featured in the Corriere della Sera.
My book on The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing has been released. Thanks to Wellcome Trust funding the book is open access and you can download it free from the publisher’s website (click here).
My recent article on ‘Alzheimer’s Disease Metaphors as Mirrors and Lens to the Stigma of Dementia’ (you can read it free here) in Literature and Medicine has been commented on in the New York Magazine. Read more here: How do you write about something like Alzheimer’s?