This study examines the migration of Europeans and North Americans to Thailand for eldercare, and specifically dementia care. Based on ethnographic research at two centres in Chiang May and interviews with owners, managers, care staff and family members, we explore the factors that propel this migration, and the experiences of care in Thailand. One phase of the project involved working with a Berlin-based theatre company, Costa Compagnie, to create a theatre performance, staged in Berlin and Newcastle in November 2019. My collaborator, Caleb Johnston, and I are currently working with a UK-based filmmaker to create a 50-minute film based on this research.
Caleb Johnston, Newcastle University
Costa Compagnie, Berlin