This Week on Dementia Diaries – 18 May 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.

Dementia Diaries Website

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 CAN’T RECOMMEND ‘I FEEL BETTER WHEN I PAINT’ ENOUGH.

CAROL CONGRATULATES RAE ON HER APPEARANCE ON TV

PAUL REPORTS FROM THE NORTHERN IRELAND DEEP GATHERING

STEPHEN IS HAPPY IF A BIT SORE AFTER HIS FIRST SESSION OF COPD REHAB.

JACQUI REPORTS ON A VISIT TO THE ARC CENTRE

RAE READS A NEW POEM

THE HAPPY TANDEMER REPORTS ON A JAUNT TO WHITBY

MELVYN HAS A SUGGESTION FOR INNOVATIONS IN DEMENTIA

WENDY READS A POEM WRITTEN FOR DEMENTIA DIARIES


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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