Salford Institute for Dementia

Date published: May 01, 2018

The Salford Lecture Series: Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia: How the media, arts and society influence public views about dementia

As part of Dementia Action week, the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual awareness raising campaign, the University of Salford will be hosting an evening of debate with alumnus, actor and star of the Alzheimer's Research UKs marketing campaign, Christopher Eccleston.

Whilst raising awareness and offering support to those living with dementia is important, we must go further to create the change in communities that people with dementia want to see. The Dementia Statements underpin the annual campaign – calling on everyone to recognise that people affected by dementia have a right to be treated equally and live the lives they want – free from fear and prejudice.

Our panel consisting of accomplished academics leading research into dementia care, ambassadors from the Alzheimer’s Society and dementia associates will consider the five key themes that were identified through the research to develop the statements - identity, care, community, carers and research.

Join us, as our panel explores how the media, arts and society can take action - When dementia is spoken about in mass media, what do you feel? Does the choice of words and tone, which are often negative or imply self-infliction have an impact on how people portray dementia and what impact does it have on not only those living with dementia but their carers and their families. How can society make changes, large and small, driven by the voice of people affected by dementia and the actions they want to see to improve their everyday life.

Registration from 5.30pm, Lecture will start promptly at 6pm. Please join us for light refreshments following the lecture.


If you have any questions or access requirements please get in touch with the Events Team on or 0161 295 5275.

For more Dementia Action Week events:

The Power of Music: An afternoon of interactive music performances, 21st May

Alzheimers Research UK North West Public Engagement Event 2018, 23rd May

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