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Seminars and Conferences

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The University of Worcester offers excellent facilities all year round.

Coming Up:



Knowledge and learning exchange event:

26 April 2018

University of Worcester Arena

Natural Connections: innovative approaches to green care for people living with dementia.   

Further details can be found here

In this 2018 conference, we will share and discuss learning, knowledge and innovative solutions relating to enabling people living with dementia to maintain a connection to the natural environment and the outdoors. We will hear about recent research exploring green dementia care in long-term accommodation and care settings, personal experience of the impact of nature on people living with dementia and programmes and projects that provide nature-based activities for people living with dementia.

There will be speakers from different fields (academics, third sector organisations, housing providers and people living with dementia), workshops and round table discussions. Delegates at this conference will be the first to hear the full findings of two research projects: a pilot study conducted by the HDRC and ADS on green dementia care opportunities, barriers and good practice in long-term accommodation and care settings; the ROAM (Rehabilitation for Outdoor Activity and Mobility) study conducted by Nottingham University.


1 day event, 10am-4pm

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Fee: £50 per person. Includes refreshments and lunch.

If you would like to know more about the HDRC and/or become a member please contact Dr Julie Barrett,

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2018 - Masterclass and Workshop series - designed to address current issues in providing exemplary dementia care
Please see brochure at

These will be held at the University of Worcester, City Campus, Castle Street Worcester WR1 3AS   

 or The Studio at the Hive Worcester

Each 1-day event will run from 10:00 to 16:00 with registration from 9:30. Lunch & refreshments will be provided. The cost will be £150 with an early bird rate of £125 for bookings made up to 6 weeks in advance. Each Half-day event will run from 10:00 to 13:00 with registration from 9:30. Refreshments will be provided. The cost will be £80 with an early bird rate of £65 for bookings made up to 6 weeks in advance.

More information on the content of each event and the learning outcomes can be found here: Certificates of attendance will be provided.

One day Masterclasses

• End of Life in Dementia Care - to be confirmed

• Supporting People living with Dementia and Frailty - to be confirmed

• Truth-telling, best interests and risk in dementia care: Applying the Mental Capacity Act to real life - 26 March 2018

• Dementia and Pain – Underdiagnosed and undertreated - 9 May 2018

• Intimacy and Sexuality in the context of people living with dementia in a care setting - 3 July 2018

One day Workshops

• Dementia Friendly Design -  20 April 2018

• Person Centred Care and Dementia  - 12 June 2018

Half day workshop

• Music and Dementia -  20 June 2018

To book: Each event can be booked online at:

but if you have any questions or require further information please email

To commission the deliveryof one or more of the Masterclasses and/or Workshops to a group of your staff at a location of your choice this too can be arranged - please email:

For more information on the work of the Association for Dementia Studies please go to

If one of the events has to be cancelled (e.g. due to a low number of delegates registering, delegates will, in these circumstances, be offered a full refund;otherwise no refund of fees will normally be made.


See our Education and Development pages for details of various courses.