september, 2018

26sep10:00 am5:00 pmExperiences of Dementia: Stories from those who care10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Organized By: Department of Anthropology

Event Details

Do you have dementia? Are you, or have you been, a carer for someone with dementia? Do you work in home care, caring for people with dementia? If so, come along to this whole day event and tell your story.

The event consists of a symposium at 10am-4pm, and a book launch at 4pm-5pm. You can register to attend either part of the event, or register for both sessions if you wish to stay for the full day. Registration closes on 19 September 2018.

SYMPOSIUM: 10am-4pm

This Symposium is about the day to day experience of ‘living with dementia’. You may have dementia, you may care for someone with dementia. Caring in the context of dementia is unlike any other experience. Although the majority of people with dementia live at home, home care – and the insights and skills acquired by carers – is undervalued. This is an opportunity for you to share your stories and listen to the stories of others. We want to hear about your personal knowledge and experiences.


We want to explore ways to better understand how to care for, inform and support those who ‘live with dementia’. You can help us learn how to help you.

What do you need to do?

To share your story as part of the program, submit a short summary about your experiences, by Friday, 31st August 2018.

If you just want to listen and learn, then simply register.

Further details will be sent on registration.

For more information and to contribute to the program, contact

Gaynor Macdonald:

Jane Mears:

BOOK LAUNCH: 4pm-5pm

Dementia as Social Experience: Valuing Life and Care

Book cover

This book edited by Gaynor Macdonald and Jane Mears will be launched by Professor Emeritus Raewyn Connell. Join us in celebrating new ways of thinking about dementia in a caring society.

Reframing Dementia as Social and Cultural Experience is an initiative of the Dept of Anthropology, University of Sydney, and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Refectory, Quadrangle

Quadrangle, University of Sydney, Camperdown


Department of Anthropology