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Deconstructing Dementia

Downstairs, no step-free access. We're sorry we can't serve chips during the event.
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Cuckoo's Nest, 69 Home Street,
Edinburgh EH3 9JP
*New speaker added: Lewis Hou will showcase his award winning work in his talk 'Sharing music, language & research across Scotland'

For our final night, we explore some unconventional rehabilition techniques used to manage dementia - from language to lullabys. Join us at The Cuckoos Nest as we go out with a bang - dancing encouraged.

The Language of Dementia

Brittany Blankinship (PhD candidate, The University of Edinburgh)
We can imagine the brain like a muscle, which needs to be regularly exercised. Language learning is emerging as one of the most efficient as well as enjoyable ways of cognitive exercise across the whole lifespan. I will present our experiences with language learning in groups of all ages with participants ranging from children to octogenarians and in patients with an early diagnosis of dementia.

Sharing music, language & research across Scotland

Lewis Hou (Director of Science Ceilidh)
How can we best share the research around the benefits of creativity and language to communities across Scotland, especially those who can't or wouldn't usually go to science talks? Lewis Hou, director of the award-winning Science Ceilidh, shares his work and stories in exploring traditional arts and research with communities across Scotland from exploring gaelic singing in carehomes on the Isle of Lewis, exploring dementia with fiddlers on Shetland and bilingualism with New Scot refugees and migrants in Edinburgh.
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