Programme for the LAUNCH OF

STAGING POSTS ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE

A game of reminiscence and exploration

Tuesday 10th May, 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm.

UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK OPEN LECTURE

MEMORY, IDENTITY, COMMUNICATION:
THE POWER OF INTERACTION FOR SUSTAINING PERSONHOOD

Speaker
Professor Alison Wray,
BA (Hons), D.Phil (York), FHEA, FAcSS, FLSW

Professor Alison Wray BA (Hons), D.Phil (York), FHEA, FAcSS, FLSWProfessor Alison Wray is a Research Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy

The memory impairments associated with some types of dementia can be difficult to navigate and frightening to contemplate. Memory is the basis of our personal narratives and hence our sense of identity. Memory impairment, whether due to dementia or not, can engender detachment and isolation. But memory isnít just about what youíve done and where youíve been. Even those who canít recall specific events can reconnect with others through conversations about their feelings, preferences and beliefs. Linked to the launch of the Staging Posts game, this talk will explore how such reconnection operates and show how we can all help build caring communities through better communication.

This is a University of Suffolk Open Lecture and places must be booked via the University web site - https://www.uos.ac.uk/content/open-lecture-series

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These events are sponsored by the East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund, the Suffolk Community Foundation and the University of Suffolk