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The World Turned Upside Down: Film Screening and Panel on Dementia

Join us during Dementia Action Week for a screening of this fascinating and moving film about using theatre to share findings from research in a way that could make a difference to people’s lives, and how to realistically portray what it is like to live with dementia.

The World Turned Upside Down’ was staged in Exeter in January 2022 and explores the difficult situations faced by people with dementia and the people they interact and communicate with.

This film invites you to reflect on: why and how conversations can go badly or work well what helps to maintain good conversations Following the film screening we will have a panel discussion, unpacking diverse perspectives on dementia and the pivotal role of communication.

We will close with an opportunity for informal networking.

This event is open to all.

The film is based on the work of the IDEAL research programme which seeks to understand and find ways to improve the experience of living with dementia.

The research programme is led by Professor Linda Clare at the University of Exeter and Professor Christina Victor of Brunel is a member of the research team.

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This event is part of the Brunel Research Festival, which returns this May for a packed programme of online and in-person activities, celebrating cutting-edge and challenge-led research at Brunel and beyond.

Showcasing the world-class research carried out by colleagues from across the University, the Festival is a month-long celebration of the diverse local and global benefits of our research. Free and open to all.

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