British Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference 2018 at the University of Manchester,  #BSG2018

IDEAL will be represented at this conference next week - if you are attending come along to one of our IDEAL talks scheduled for Friday 6 Jul 2018: 13.00 - 14.30

Masterclasses in Dementia Research

22 June 2018

The Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) study is pleased to announce the launch of two online masterclasses in dementia research.

  • Doing qualitative interviews with people with dementia and their carers/relatives: Tips, strategies and considerations
  • Involving people with dementia and carers in research: Recommendations from the Action on Living Well: asking you (ALWAYs) group

The online masterclasses are available to view now.

Research outside the NHS setting

28 May 2018

A podcast on conducting research in non NHS settings and featuring IDEAL Co-I Dr. Catherine Quinn is available to listen to now.  

How you can support people who have dementia to live well

26 May 2018

Read IDEAL Co-I, Dr Anthony Martyr, Western Morning News article about how 'Many small things can make a big difference'

Do you live near York?

21 May 2018

If you live near York, please come and join us at York Train station at 12 noon on 23 May 2018 for the grand unfurling of a banner produced as part of the ‘A Life More Ordinary’ project. The banner’s theme is the ‘Right to a Grand Day Out’. It has been created by artists Ian BeesleyIan McMillan and Tony Husband and members of three DEEP (Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project) groups - DEEP Vibes Scarborough, York Minds and Voices and Face it Together (FIT) in Bradford.

Here's how those with dementia can live a better life - read our review of the literature 

11 May 2018

Martyr A, Nelis S, Quinn C, Wu Y, Lamont R, Henderson C, et al. Living well with dementia: a systematic review and correlational meta-analysis of factors associated with quality of life, well-being, and life satisfaction in people with dementia. Psychological Medicine 2018.

  • Available to read here
  • Read a plain English summary here
  • See an infographic that visuals describes the findings here

Exeter exhibition for Dementia Action Week May 21-24

11 May 218

Please come to see the 'A Life More Ordinary’ Exhibition

  • University of Exeter, Forum 21st May (9am) to 23rd May (5pm)
  • Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre 24th May (9am-5pm)

People whose lives have been affected by dementia have worked with well-known artists to create insightful images and poems that capture some of their experiences. Join us for Dementia Action Week 2018 as we exhibit some of their work.

ALMO Exhibition Flyer 2018

Blog: IDEAL 'chapbooks' and positive thinking

11 May 2018

Read our blog about how the artists’ ‘chapbook’ encourages positive thinking about dementia.

May 2018

Dualities of dementia illness narratives and their role in a narrative economies



Blog: Day in the life of a researcher

Dr Catherine Quinn, gives us a glimpse into her work in her blog 'A day in the life of a researcher'.


From the Negative to the Positive 

8 Janurary 2018

'A Life More Ordinary' exhibition opens at Gallery Oldham with the launch of a new chapbook

The first exhibition produced as part of the 'A Life More Ordinary' project, linked to IDEAL, has now opened at Gallery Oldham. Ian Beesley (photographer), Tony Husband (cartoonist) and Ian McMillan (poet) held a series of workshops in Oldham with the Ragamuffins, a group of people with dementia, their partners and volunteers. Together they have produced an exhibition of images and poems created during the workshops exploring living with dementia along the theme of ‘From the Negative to the Positive’. The exhibition is accompanied by a new chapbook which can be viewed for free online here (PDF, 4.6MB). 'From the Negative to the Positive' runs from 8 January 2018 until 2 February 2018 at Gallery Oldham.