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Pam Schweitzer
 
Pam Schweitzer was founder and Artistic Director of Age Exchange Theatre Trust from 1983 - 2005, the first full- time professional theatre company to specialise in touring reminiscence theatre across the UK and Europe. In 2000 she was awarded the MBE for services to Reminiscence and she continues to direct the European Reminiscence Network, lecturing, directing and training in reminiscence. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Greenwich. Reminiscence is a vital way to stimulate communication and promote confidence and self-worth in people with dementia. Her approach is to give those who care for people with dementia a clear sense of how reminiscence can be used to greatly improve their quality of life, opening the world’s first Reminiscence Centre in London in 1987, as a focus for professional training, a meeting place for people of all generations and cultures to participate in reminiscence projects. She has published widely on her work - see www.pamschweitzer.com  


Past and present Confer events
Space in Mind
Monday evenings 18 January – 21 March 2016



 
Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...