Sickness and health

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Sickness and health

University of Leeds Lost in memories dementia and the act of caring‘Lost in memories’: dementia and the act of caring, University of Leeds 

This performance piece explores the ‘journey’ of dementia, and themes of hope, fear, family and creativity. The production has been developed collaboratively by theatre makers, researchers, carers and people living with dementia, drawing on both personal testimony and current research. It looks at how emotions are experienced at different times, and in different ways, by people with dementia and those caring for them.

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University of Liverpool Roald Dahl's Marvellous MedicineRoald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine: hope conquers fear, University of Liverpool

Roald Dahl is loved by millions as the author of fantastic children’s novels and macabre adult short stories. Few are aware of his fascination with medicine, the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family, and how, with hope conquering fear, Dahl led some amazing medical advances. Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after the author at the end of his life, talks about his new book Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, which describes all this and more.

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Cardiff University Where are you Exploring coma, consciousness and conscienceComa notes: exploring coma, consciousness and conscience, University of Cardiff

What is a coma and how do we imagine unconscious or ‘minimally conscious’ states? What are the ethics of how we treat people in such conditions – especially in relation to life- prolonging medical interventions – and what are the consequences for how we think about what it means to be human? This event explores these questions through theatre and music with researchers, artists and families of catastrophically brain-injured relatives.

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