Other Worcester events

Mental health and dementia: seeing the person

Please note step-free access to the venue is possible at this venue but there is no disabled toilet, apologies.

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7:30 - 9:30pm
The Paul Pry, 6 The Butts,
Worcester WR1 3PA
Mental health affects us all throughout our lives, from pregnancy to dementia care. The presenters will deliver three thought-provoking talks about the focus on ‘seeing the person’ behind the diagnosis and putting the participant at the heart of research.

This venue does not serve food, but attendees can show their Pint of Science email ticket confirmation for 10% off at The Burger Shop (Arch 46, Cherry Tree Walk, WR1 3BH).

The happiest time of your life? Mental health in the perinatal period

Jo Johnson (PhD student)
Having a baby is perceived to be one of the happiest times in a woman's life. However, for women who experience mental health problems it can be anything but... Despite mental health problems being prevalent around the time of child birth, it is not always identified and treated effectively.

Dementia: perceptions & realities

Professor Tracey Williamson (Professor of Family Care in Dementia)
This session will engage the audience in perceptions of dementia in the community and busting myths about what it is like to live with dementia. It will highlight how we may pick up on someone being in need of a dementia assessment and how we can best support someone with dementia. The session will end with issues for family or friends who may develop a role in caring for someone with dementia. Tracey will be busting some myths and helping participants see the person underneath the diagnosis as well as raising awareness about family carer issues.

Can do, if you’ll give me the chance: people with dementia and their families engaging in sport and physical activity, how this feels and what it means

Chris Russell (PhD student)
Chris has spent the last twelve months getting to know people with dementia who are taking part in regular sport. His talk will discuss what physical activity means for people living with dementia, from the expected to the surprising. The results go beyond the immediate focus of the research project and offer insight into how we live together in 2019.
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