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CATHY GREENBLAT - DAVID JOLLEY LECTURE/DISCUSSION

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The Assocation for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester invites you to attend the fourth David Jolley lecture which will be given by Prof Cathy Greenblat,followed by discussion.

Prof Cathy Greenblat is an extraordinary photographer and academic. If you have worked in the dementia field for any length of time you will know her photographs. They have been used on every Alzheimer’s Disease International (World Alzheimer’s) Reports since they began. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East including the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the US National Academy of Sciences. Cathy’s photographs offer a challenge to stereotypical views of people with dementia, suggesting that their capacities are too often underestimated. She has visited programs of dementia care world-wide, and her photographs show that artistic appreciation, interpretation, and expression through music, drawing, painting, and other arts offer possibilities for concentration, communication and using imagination. They also offer chances for sociability and joy.

Cathy has held many exhibitions and authored a number of books. Her book Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently is a particular favourite helping people seek ways to make loving care and laughter more frequent, and helping to reduce the fear and stigma that surround dementia. Now resident in California she has strong links with Worcester. She provided the Keynote Address at our Colloquium on Voices and Vision in creative therapies in dementia in 2012 in addition to a 3-week Exhibition of the photography in the Hive. Cathy is our TAnDEM Photographer in Residence 2017-18 working with our Arts and Dementia PhD students in the Alzheimer’s Society funded Doctoral Training Centre.

Regstration will be open from 16:00 when tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.

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