Professor Graham Stokes

Graham Stokes is Director of Dementia Care Services at HC-One and Honorary Visiting Professor of Person-Centred Dementia Care at the University of Bradford. Previously he was a Consultant in the NHS and Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa.

A clinical psychologist by training, he has more than 30 years’ experience as a dementia care specialist. He has been instrumental in developing and communicating person-centred approaches to understanding behaviour in dementia, with particular reference to behaviours that are distressing and experienced as challenging. In 2015 he co-chaired ‘What is Truth? An Inquiry about Truth and Lying in Dementia Care’. Among his many publications, he has written two anthologies of case studies of people living with dementia, ‘And Still The Music Plays’ and most recently, ‘Watching The Leaves Dance’.

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