Many of us have during this crisis have seen the urgent need for critical approaches and scholarship that challenges injustices including ageism and ableism that are facing older people in general and people with dementia in particular.
The first workshop of the Critical Dementia Studies Network took place in March 2019 at Södertörn University, south of Stockholm, Sweden. The two-day event focused on dialogues between dementia studies and critical disability studies (neurodiversity studies) and post-humanism.
The second workshop of the Critical Dementia Network took place at the end of October in Edinburgh. The two-day event heard from activists Agnes Houston MBE and Wendy Mitchell, author of 'Somebody I Used To Know', as well as seeing presentations by Maria Zubair (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths University).