The leisure lives of people affected by dementia: An upcoming presentation by Dr Chris Russell


On September 14, Dr Chris Russell will be presenting on

The leisure lives of people affected by dementia, using physical activity to move beyond person centred approaches’.


The presentation will be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 14 September 2022 (11.30am to 12.30pm).


[To register your attendance please email no later than 9.00am Tuesday 13th September 2022, to be added to the electronic Teams invitation list.]


Chris Russell will present on leisure, physical activity and social citizenship in the dementia context. Reflections drawn from his research and a novel educational initiative to which he is contributing – championing physical activity for people affected by dementia – will illustrate how leisure and social citizenship can positively influence practice. This will also be the first opportunity to hear about a ground breaking new book, due for publication in 2023, ‘Dementia Reconsidered: Leisure’, which draws upon cutting edge thinking and research to illustrate the role of leisure in dementia care and support. This presentation will interest all those with a commitment to promoting the rights of people affected by dementia, and doing so in ways enabling people to lead lives of quality, where fun plays a significant role.

Chris Russell is a senior lecturer with the Association for Dementia Studies, at the University of Worcester (UK), where he leads the Post Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies. He also contributes to the delivery of training programmes for providers of care, health, advocacy and support services nationally. Chris was awarded his PhD in 2020 which explored the experiences of people living with dementia participating in physical activity. He has published on citizenship in dementia, leisure, and go-along research methods. Chris is a registered social worker, a member of the Leisure Studies Association and in his spare time is a volunteer with the Supporter Liaison Team at Cheltenham Town Football Club.





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