This Week on Dementia Diaries – 16 March 2019

Dementia Diaries is a UK-wide project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries. It serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents the views, reflections and day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting dialogue and changing attitudes.

Who are we working with?

We are all part of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP). The Dementia Diaries initiative was designed by the non-profit communications agency On Our Radar (www.onourradar.org). It was launched by On Our Radar in January 2015 in partnership with Innovations in Dementia, Ownfone and Comic Relief, and was handed over to Innovations in Dementia in August 2016.

Phase 2 of the project is funded jointly by Comic Relief and BIG Lottery Fund.

A team from Leeds Beckett University was asked to evaluate the success of Dementia Diaries. A dementia-friendly summary of their findings is available here (pdf, opens in a new tab) or you can download the full report here (pdf, opens in a new tab).

The website provides the audio recording and a written transcript of each diary, you can volunteer to transcribe the audio diaries here


This weeks Diaries include:

JACQUI IS IN HIGH SPIRITS AFTER HER TRIP TO BELFAST

STEPHEN WONDERS IF HE IS OVERDOING IT

DORY IS FEELING USED

LARRY READS TWO OF HIS POEMS THAT TOUCH ON THE SUBJECT OF LONELINESS

JULES’ THOUGHTS ON WENDY’S BOOK

JACQUI IS PLEASED ABOUT HER DAY

STEPHEN LOOKS BACK ON MEETING TONY ROBINSON

AGNES LOOKS FORWARD TO A BUSY SUNDAY

TRACEY’S THOUGHTS ON WENDY’S BOOK

PAUL’S THOUGHTS ON WENDY’S BOOK

RAE IS UPBEAT, AGAINST THE ODDS

MELVYN HAS BEEN READING THE DEEP NEWSLETTER

LARRY RECOUNTS HIS EXPERIENCE WITH PIP

JACQUI HAD A GREAT DAY AT THE MUSEUM IN BELFAST

GEORGE MUSES ON POSSIBLE NAMES FOR DEEP GROUPS

DORY’S THOUGHTS ON WENDY’S BOOK

MELVYN LOOKS BACK TO THE POEM HE WROTE FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF HIS DOG MAX

JACQUI IS GETTING READY TO BOARD A PLANE

RON CALLS FOR ACTION TO SECURE THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA.

AGNES IS READY TO TALK ABOUT LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA

TRACEY WARNS OF A PHONE SCAM

GEORGE’S THOUGHTS ON WENDY’S BOOK.

JACQUI TELLS HOW SHE STRUGGLED A BIT AT BELFAST RAILWAY STATION

LARRY READS TWO POEMS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

HOWARD TALKS ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED BY TECHNOLOGY

HOWARD SPEAKS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY


Note for Professionals

You can use these Diaries as part of your Dementia Training.

As a courtesy, please email Rachel Niblock at Niblock@myid.org.uk to let her know that you will be using some of the Diaries, it helps when applying for funding in the future.



 

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