Vancouver Museum of Anthropology UBC

Vancouver Museum of Anthropology UBC
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Friday, 12 November 2010

Bournemouth Developments...

I took no pictures while there unfortunately and regret that there are no visuals helping elaborate and fill in the words. The conference was incredibly full, every lunch and coffee break had activities taking place. Yesterday I heard Alistair Burns the new National Clinical Director of Dementia for the Dept of Health, describe a Randomised Controlled trial on Aromatherapy with people with dementia, which he has recently completed and which took 5 years to do so. Results were that the intervention showed a little improvement.

I made good contacts at the conference and hopefully some work will happen next year at Worcester Uni in the new dementia group set up this year. I was also approached about writing a book on the subject of Dance & Dementia, however it would take over 12 months and financially there is nothing in it, except the fact that my PhD transforms into book form. Have to think about it. Any ideas much appreciated.

More soon...


  1. You should definitely publish your Phd Richard...We desperately need the presence of embodied practices and dance in the field of dementia care/research. I know it is easier said than done but please please publish a book on your doctoral thesis???

  2. Hi Marina,

    Thanks for that. It was at Bournemouth that a senior figure in the dementia care field said just that and is prepared to assist in the process of helping it alongl. Thanks for the chivvy. I will give it serious thought. It is 12/18 months of work for no financial return so has big implications for us a family and where best to put our energies. Thanks again, Richard

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