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Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research Forum January 2020

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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“Movies, Music and Memory: Using musical film with those living with dementia” by Prof Lisa Shaw (Professor of Brazilian Studies)

Drawing on results from the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project carried out on Merseyside and in Brazil, this presentation will explore how musical film can help carers connect with people living with dementia, and be powerful tool for restoring a sense of personhood, thus increasing a sense of wellbeing and improving the quality of care.

Lisa will discuss the practicalities of using the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing toolkit which she devised for carers with her colleague Prof Julia Hallam (Department of Communication and Media), exploring the challenges posed by different care contexts and how these may be overcome. She will also provide heart-warming examples of how short musical film clips have led to powerful moments of connection with those living with a dementia diagnosis, and generated visible wellbeing benefits for not only such people, but those who care for them as well.

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