Living a Good Life in Older Age - RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry Julian Hughes

Published on 04/01/2019

This talk on 'Living a Good Life in Older Age' by RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Julian Hughes, comes from a symposium at the University of Warwick in July 2018.

Looking at issues to do with ageing, this interdisciplinary meeting had speakers from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.

In this keynote presentation Professor Hughes speaks about authenticity - being true to yourself - and citizenship in the context of dementia.

This reflects on a project which he led with the Wellcome Trust in Newcastle in 2018.  

Dr Liz Barry, the Associate Professor (Reader) in English in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick, invited Professor Hughes to speak. 

She said: "The event aims to get beyond the mantras of 'successful ageing' and 'active ageing' currently prominent, and think about a more values-based and philosophical model of (subjective) ageing, including the ways we might think of preserving as good a life as possible for those with dementia".

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