MasterClass Series

The Future of Dementia

This special series of Masterclasses and Discussions explore the future of Dementia with some of the world’s leading experts. The programme forms part of the Dementia Festival of Ideas marking the 25th Anniversary of the Dementia Services Development Centre.

Dementia Standards and Consequences

DSDC, Stirling

1st March 2016

Taking part:

  • Professor June Andrews – Director Dementia Services Development Centre
  • Mark Butler – Visiting Fellow, Dementia Services Development Centre
  • Eben Wilson – Head of Production, Main Communications
  • Judith Phillips – Professor of Gerontology, University of Stirling
  • Sandy Scales – Consultant – Protection Proposition, Royal London
  • Professor David Bell – Professor of Economics, the University of Stirling
  • Douglas Hutchens – none
  • Jennifer Gilchrist – Royal London

DATE — 1st March 2016

This is an invitation only event

Getting involved

  • The Masterclasses tackle six themes – starting with Dementia and Ethics in April 2015, moving on to Dementia and Communities, Politics, Culture, Money and finally addressing Dementia in the World in December 2015
  • The MasterClasses are taking place across the UK – in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and, of course, Stirling. Places are limited to encourage discussion and contribution from the audience. Sign up to the MasterClasses eUpdate below for all the latest sent directly to your inbox.
  • You can play an active part in the discussion before during and after each MasterClass. Help shape the questions, engage with the issues in the discussion forums and listen back to the presentations and debates online.
  • As well as the audio stream for each MasterClass all the key arguments will be captured in six new publications in the “Iris” series of stimulating thought pieces produced by the DSDC.

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Festival of ideas

The Dementia Festival of Ideas is a year-long celebration involving IdeasLabs, creative events, surveys and opinion as well as these MasterClasses.

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The Dementia Services Development Centre is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. Based at the University of Stirling DSDC has been at the forefront of innovation drawing on research and practice, from across the world, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on all aspects of dementia.

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Dementia Services Development Trust

The MasterClass series is generously funded by the charitable foundation, the Dementia Services Development Trust. Please help support this series and the future work of the DSDC

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