Tourism Moments, the Sensory Self and Dementia
Mon 16th May 2016
This seminar will discuss the connections between tourism and the sensory experiences of people who have dementia, specifically the use of tourism reminiscence as a therapeutic aid in eliciting memories. Tourism scholarship has begun to recognise embodiment as a multi-sensory and cultural experience, but there is as yet little research in this area. We will focus on the concept of nostalgia in relation to holidays and discuss how, as long as some memory is maintained, remembering ‘holiday moments’ can play a powerful role engaging the sensory self.
Presented by: Jane Mullins, Dr Diane Sedgley, Professor Annette Pritchard (Cardiff Met University) and Professor Nigel Morgan (University of Surrey).
Teas, coffees and cakes will be provided from 12.00pm
WE REGRET THAT ONLY DISABLED VISITORS ARE ALLOWED TO PARK ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS and there is only limited parking close to the University. Recreation Ground Car Park, Mumbles Road: There is usually space available for visitors in the Recreation Ground Car Park on Mumbles Road which is directly adjacent to the Swansea University campus (see below for directions). The parking fee is approximately £2.00 for the day. The postcode is SA2 8PP and here are some more detailed directions http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/ The SURF room is located on the 1st floor of Fulton House (building 17 on the Singleton Campus map from this link)