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Lecture by Prof. Taylor: Dementia at the Ragged Edges of Family and the State

Thursday 25 May 2023
Universiteit voor Humanistiek
Kromme Nieuwegracht 29
room 0.38

Dementia at the Ragged Edges of Family and the State

In the lecture "Dementia at the Ragged Edges of Family and the State." Prof. Tayelor describes her recent research analyzing existing data and documents to explore the lives and social relations of the growing number of older adults who, in the context of population aging, are without a living spouse or children at the time they develop dementia.

This research has led her to begin inquiring into dementia guardianship, and she will share some initial hunches and emerging questions about this new research direction. Together these topics direct attention to troubling realities of aging with dementia at the ragged edges where inadequacies of family as a default source of unpaid caregiving bump up against the blunt legal instruments of state intervention. The lecture concludes with some reflections on disappearance and mourning.

About Prof. Taylor

Prof. Taylor is a medical anthropologist specializing in care and various aspects of dementia. Her visit should be particularly of interest to those of you working on aging, the welfare state, care ethics and informal care networks. 

Dr. Jolanda Lindenberg (Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing/ Leiden University Medical Center) will act as a discussant.

Date, Time, Location, Regsitration

There is no need to register to attend the public lecture. 

Date: 25 May 2023
Time: 15:00-16:30 with drinks afterwards
Location: Universiteit voor Humanistiek, room 0.38 (Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, Utrecht)

“Care, Morality, and Creativity”: workshop for early career scholars and PhD students

In the morning we will be organizing a workshop for early career scholars and PhD students, titled “Care, Morality, and Creativity” in which Prof. Taylor will also participate. 

During the workshop, participants will each share a vignette from their research (so no need to prepare a presentation), which will form the base to discuss each of our work.

The workshop will take place on 25 May from 09:30 to 12:30 at the UvH in Utrecht. Lunch will be included after the workshop.

 To register for the workshop, please send us a max. 500 word vignette before 15 May to n.lemos.dekker@fsw.leidenuniv.nl and s.vanderweele@uvh.nl

You will be notified of acceptance on the 17th of May.

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