One day workshop in Bangor University April 5th 2017
Living well with dementia: The IDEAL study: Dr Catherine Quinn, REACH, University of Exeter & Hannah Scott (PhD student) WISERD, Cardiff University
Living Well with Dementia - Wednesday May 17th 2017 London
To mark Dementia Awareness Week, we will host a seminar will focus on promoting quality of life for people with dementia and their families and carers. We will also present our interactive public engagement activities, devised to increase awareness of the challenges faced by people with dementia. The program will include a presentation on Living Well with Dementia by Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London
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Tinted Lens: A Festival of the Mind, Memory & Ageing - Wednesday May 17th 2017 Cardiff
Celebrate Dementia Awareness Week by joining us at our relaxed Dementia Friendly screenings, engaging theatre and drop-in craft workshops, a Virtual Reality experience, guest speakers, stalls and much more. Everyone is welcome and you’ll be helping to challenge the social exclusion of people living with dementia, while also having a great time.
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A Life More Ordinary events
- 30th October- The first in a series of chapbooks to be produced as part of the project was launched on 30th October 2017. Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband will be returning to Exeter to catch up with the members of Age UK Exeter's Budding Friends group. The chapbook presents some of the images and poems produced during the workshops held in Exeter in 2016. Read more about the launch here.
- A series of workshops have been taking place in Oldham throughout the year, whereby Ian Beesley (photographer), Ian McMillan (poet) and Tony Husband (cartoonist) held a series of workshops in Oldham with the 'Ragamuffins', a group of people with dementia, their partners and volunteers.
- August- Ian Beesley and Tony Husband took part in event run as part of the ‘Right to Get Out and About’ project organised by IDEAL project partner Innovations in Dementia. It involves three Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) groups: DEEP Vibes Scarborough, York Minds and Voices and Face it Together (FIT) in Bradford.
- 9th/10th May- Ian Beesley (photographer), Ian McMillan (poet) and Tony Husband (cartoonist) held a series of workshops in Canterbury and Maidstone in Kent to produce further 'A Life More Ordinary' art work. Further dates are being planned.
- Dementia: Life, Art, and Research 8 November 2016, 18.30 - 20.00, Exeter Phoenix. This varied event focuses on engaging members of the public with the topic of dementia in terms of lived experience, art, and world-leading research.
- During Dementia Awareness Week 2016 Dr. Alex Hillman discussed IDEAL as part of the expert panel discussionpost the screening of Away from Her. The screening aims to engage audiences in dementia research through cinema.
- Hillman, A. (2016, Apr.). What can medical sociology offer in understanding medicine, health and illness? The case of dementia. Presentation at the public engagement event in Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.