Empowered Conversations brings you interactive talks from those affected by dementia and from practitioners, researchers and people with lived experience.


It is more important than ever that practitioners, academics and people with lived experience feel supported and informed to enable people living with dementia to continue to live the life they want for longer.


So the Empowered Conversations launched the ‘In Conversation With” virtual series; hosting interactive talks from nationally recognised experts and speakers to bring hearts and minds together and improve outcomes for people living with dementia.  Our webinars started back in May 2019, we’ve recorded and saved them all to YouTube – Empowered Conversations – YouTube


Our next Conversations are:

A Conversation with … The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes Team Members

Wednesday 24th February, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Sue Strachan, Jordan Adams and Joy Watson all live with dementia. They gave their time to volunteer in 2019 to help to run The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes, which was made in to a 4 part TV show for Channel 4. In this webinar, Jordan, Sue and Joy will share their experiences of working in The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes.

To register – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aG_NT_aiR82ZKI_yBwF0YQ


A Conversation with … Dr Kellyn Lee

Wednesday 3rd March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Material Citizenship – Functional objects for Meaningful Lives’Material things are becoming an increasingly important topic in sociological studies of healthcare. How objects support the identity of people with a dementia is an emerging area. Previous research has tended to focus on sentimental or cherished items (such as photographs and keepsakes) with less attention on functional objects (such as a pair of curling tongs or a vacuum cleaner).Whilst it is widely believed that residents are encouraged to bring items in from home, only certain items are encouraged (Lee, 2019). People relocating to a care home may often find themselves having to adjust their day-to-day activities to fit the task-orientated routine of care home life (Luff, Ellmers, Eyers, Young, & Arber, 2011). The lack of personal possessions and access to functional objects can result in barriers for residents to live the lives they want to live, reduce independence and a loss of autonomy.’

To register – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b7OnIlZPRU6iGLqu03IiNA


We hope that you find these seminars interesting and that they provide you with a greater insight and some thoughts on how you can bring this learning in to your everyday life. We would like to thank all of the speakers for contributing their time, energy and enthusiasm to this series.